PATNA: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) sleuths seized opium worth around Rs 2 crore in international market from Kamakhya-Jaipur Kaviguru Express soon after it reached Hajipur junction in Vaishali district at around 5.40pm on Friday.
DRI sources said that one drug peddler Uday Patel (26) was also arrested from the train who was carrying the entire consignment.
“The consignment was recovered from luggage of Patel who was tavelling on berth number eight in coach B-5 of the long route train,” DRI sources said.
They said that the entire consignment weighing 1.9 kilogram was inside two different packets in Patel’s luggage.
They said that the consignment is worth around Rs 5.7 lakh domestic market. “The consignment had originated from Imphal in Manipur and was to be delivered at Mathura in Uttar Pradesh,” DRI sources said, quoting the statement given the arrested drug peddler.
“The arrested person is a native of Gahai village under Dhaka police station area in East Champaran district,” the DRI sources said.
They further said the drug peddler was being quizzing to know that how many times he had smuggled drug consignments in similar way in the past and how much he was being paid for each trips. “Investigations were on to ascertain the identity and nab the sender and receiver of the consignment in Imphal and Mathura respectively,” DRI sources said.