Hazaribagh (Jharkhand): Opium worth Rs one crore in the international market was seized in Hazaribagh district while one person was arrested in this connection, the police said on Saturday.

Following a tip-off, the police seized the contraband at Panchmadav locality in Barhi block near NH-2 in the intervening night of Thursday and Friday, Superintendent of police Manoj Kaushik said here.

There was ten kg of finished opium while 200 kg of doda powder (from which opium is made), he said, adding the contraband was hidden allegedly at the basement of the house of the arrested person, identified as Santosh Pandit, the SP said.

The police officer said the accused told the police that he was supplying opium to Bihar, Odisha and other states.

(Agencies)

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