Trafficking of Charas through Bihar rampant, DRI

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Patna, Feb 7 (PTI) Trafficking of contraband narcoticslike charas from Nepal through Bihar has become rampant asevident from the figure provided by the Directorate of RevenueIntelligence (DRI) during 2010-11 financial year.

According to a senior official, DRI sleuths from Patnaand Lucknow raided several trains and other places since April1, 2010 and seized 1095 kg of charas.

The value of the seized narcotics was estimated to bearound Rs 1095 lakh in international market, more than theaccumulated seizure figure of the last three years.

A few days ago, the DRI intercepted a truck and seized161 kg of charas at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh and detainedthe driver and cleaner of the vehicle, he said.

Major consignments of the narcotics being smuggledfrom Nepal through the porous border in Bihar were seized froma train from Darbhanga to Amritsar (Jannayak Express) duringthe period under review, the official said.

Uttrakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkimhave around 1751 km long porous border with Nepal and thereare seven districts of West Champaran, East Champaran,Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Supaul, Araria and Kishanganj in Biharbordering Bihar.

Most of the consignments carrying charas are beingsmuggled through Narkatatiaganj in West Champaran Districtfrom Nepal, he said.

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