Over 12 kg of charas seized in Kolkata, two arrested

Kolkata, Jan 16 (PTI) The Narcotics Control Bureau seized over 12 kg of charas and arrested two persons from the city on Thursday for their alleged involvement in smuggling out the drug abroad through courier service, an official said.

Acting on a tip-off, the NCB sleuths on Wednesday night seized 5.78 kg of charas concealed inside a consignment which was being sent to Hong Kong from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International airport here, the official said.

Taking a cue from the contact number provided for the consignment, the NCB officers conducted a follow up investigation and apprehended the consignee and a drug supplier from Kidderpore area, he said.

'We seized 7 kg of charas from their possession,' he added. PTI SCH BDC BDC