Two drug peddlers have been arrested from here after nearly two kg of charas, a narcotic substance was recovered from their possession, police said on Wednesday. Acting on a tip-off, a team of Special Task Force personnel of the Kolkata Police conducted a search operation in an area near the EM Bypass under the Beliaghata Police Station limits on Monday and seized the contraband, a senior officer said.
"We have recovered 1.99 kg of charas worth Rs 20 lakh from their possession," he said. A case has been registered against them under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, the officer added.
With inputs from PTI