Jaipur: In a major crackdown against illegal smuggling of narcotics, Rajasthan police crime branch on Thursday arrested four smugglers with 172kg ganja (marijuana) from Bharatpur along Rajasthan-Uttar Pradesh border.
Sleuths said the haul of narcotics was brought from West Bengal and this was probably for the first time when smugglers from the eastern state were seen penetrating into Rajasthan. The narcotics were concealed in a special box in an SUV.
“Our men stopped an SUV coming from Uttar Pradesh. Initially it appeared to be a normal vehicle. But the smugglers had modified the rear seats in a manner that they got some good space to conceal the narcotics. Our team managed to seize 172 kg of ganja,” B L Soni, additional director general (ADG), crime, told TOI.
Jitendra Gangwani, the inspector who led the operation said, “This vehicle first broke the barricading and after facing some resistance it stopped. One person came out of the vehicle and started running. But we managed to arrest four people and seized the narcotics.”
The smugglers covered 1,421km from West Bengal in merely 24 hours. They covered much of their journey during night with an impression that they will find less patrolling. Preliminary investigation suggested that the narcotics was to be sent to Dausa, Bikaner and Jaipur.


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