Chatra: Police have arrested a couple of smugglers along with 6.50 quintals of poppy seeds from Sadar Police Station area of this district.
Police said acting on a secret information a special vehicle checking drive was conducted on the NH-99 Chatra-Dhobi road during which a pickup van was apprehended.
However, upon seeing the policemen, the smugglers tried to flee leaving the vehicle behind but they were chased and caught. The arrested have been identified as Shivkumar Ganjhu and Lakhan Turi.
Police said that the poppy seed was being smuggled to Bihar.