KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Three Nepali women have been apprehended with over 10 kg hashish from near a bus station in the Indian State of Bihar bordering Nepal, Indian media reported quoting the local police on Friday.
In a joint operation carried out by the Narcotics Control Bureau, SSB and local police, three Nepali women were arrested with over 10 kg charas on Thursday, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.
PTI said quoting Senior Superintendent of Police, Bahraich, Vipin Mishra that three Nepali women were arrested near Mihinpurwa bus station on Thursday and 10 kg of charas was recovered from them.
The arrestees have been identified as Rangina Roka, Manju Roka and Sirjana Roka of eastern Rukum district of Nepal, Mishra said.
Meanwhile, another Nepali woman from Rolpa district was arrested near the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) outpost in Rupaidiha police station area with over five kilograms of charas, PTI reported quoting Mishra.
The total worth of the recovered charas from the four women was estimated to be around Rs 4.5 crore in the international market, SSP Mishra said.
The arrested women were planning to go to New Delhi, the Indian capital.
A case has been registered against the four Nepali women, he said, adding vigil has been stepped up in bordering areas with Nepal in view of panchayat polls, Mishra added.