Drugs worth Rs 8 crore seized, two held in Bengal

Two people were arrested and drugs worth Rs 8 crore were seized from West Bengal's Murshidabad district on Tuesday following questioning of two people earlier taken into custody from a heroin making unit, police said.

india Updated: Feb 09, 2012 07:40 IST
IANS

Two people were arrested and drugs worth Rs 8 crore were seized from West Bengal's Murshidabad district on Tuesday following questioning of two people earlier taken into custody from a heroin making unit, police said.

"After interrogating the two persons arrested Sunday, we got information about six kg of contraband hidden in a building in Lalgola. The drugs have been seized and its value in the international market may be close to Rs 8 crore," Murshidabad Superintendent of Police Humayun Kabir told IANS.

Six 9-mm pistols, bullets and other weapons were also recovered from a bus depot in Jalangi, added Kabir.

Police refused to reveal the identities of the two men arrested on Tuesday.

A heroin manufacturing unit was busted and drugs worth Rs 5 crore were seized Sunday, when two men were nabbed from the spot, police said.

First Published: Feb 07, 2012 19:04 IST