Ganja worth Rs 5 lakh seized in Bengal, two held

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Malda (WB), Feb 22 (PTI) Two drug peddlers were arrested in West Bengal's Malda district after 70 kg of ganja worth Rs 5 lakh was seized from their possession, police said on Monday.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of police personnel apprehended the two from the Ghorapi area on Sunday night and recovered seven packets of ganja from them, a senior officer said.

'They had procured the contraband from Manipur and planned to supply it in Milki town area of the district. The market value of the seized ganja would be around Rs 5 lakh,' English Bazar Police Station inspector-in-charge Madan Mohan Roy said.

The two arrested persons are being interrogated, the officer added. PTI COR SBN BDC BDC