Three arrested with 62 kg of opium worth Rs 20 lakh

Updated: Dec 15, 2018, 23:26 IST | mid-day online desk | Ranchi

After a police chase for nearly a kilometre, the vehicle was intercepted. All three were apprehended and the opium was found in the back of the car

Representational Picture
Representational Picture

Three people including a woman carrying 62 kg of opium have been arrested by the Ranchi Police on Friday. "Three people travelling in a car from Odisha have been arrested with 62 kg of opium," Ashutosh Shekhar, Rural Superintendent of Police, Ranchi, told reporters here on Friday.

"The police had set up checkpoints to search vehicles. At Tamar, a speeding driver of a Maruti car crossed the barrier without stopping." After a police chase for nearly a kilometre, the vehicle was intercepted. All three were apprehended and the opium was found in the back of the car. The market value of the opium is estimated to be Rs 20 lakh.

During interrogation, they admitted that they were taking the opium from Odisha to Dhanbad district in Jharkhand. Two of the arrested persons have been identified as Tanveer Aalam and Asig Iqbal of Doranada area in Ranchi while the woman is their relative.

In another incident, six people, including three women, were arrested with 14 kg opium worth Rs 16 lakh in Jharkhand's Giridih district on Wednesday, police said.

The accused, who were going to Punjab, were arrested outside Parasnath Railway Station in a joint operation by the Giridih police and the Anti Terror Squad of the state.

All the arrested are residents of Chatra district.

With inputs from IANS

Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe
Loading...

Liquor worth Rs. 20 Lakhs destroyed ahead of panchayat polls

NEXT STORY
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK