Patna: A truck from Manipur was today intercepted by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) personnel in Bihar and ganja worth Rs 21 lakh seized from it.
The narcotics consignment, concealed in 21 packets and hidden in specially designed cavity in the truck`s body, was loaded near Imphal in Manipur. It was being taken to Bhojpur district in Bihar, NCB sources said.
"Manipuri ganja is considered the best in India and is much in demand. We had secret information about the movement of the consignment and were keeping a tab on it through our resources," the sources said.
"Accordingly, we laid a trap on Mahatma Gandhi Bridge over the Ganga between Hajipur and Patna. This is a big catch for us," the sources said.
Two persons, Abul Hussain of Assam and Sarabjit Singh of Jammu and Kashmir, were arrested in this connection.
They are allegedly part of an inter-state syndicate, the sources said.
The arrested persons were being interrogated to find out the destination of the consignment and their links in Bihar and other states.