Thane: Three persons, two of them residents of Jammu and Kashmir, have been arrested for allegedly smuggling charas worth Rs 31 lakh, police said Saturday.
Thane Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime), Makarand Ranade said acting on a tip-off, sleuths of the Anti-Extortion Cell led by senior inspector Pradeep Sharma apprehended the trio at Kausa in Mumbra on Wednesday.
15.700 kg of charas and Rs one lakh was seized from their possession, the officer said, adding the trio was produced before a local court which remanded them into police custody till March 5.
The accused have been identified as Hasan Khan alias Moosa (38), Abdul Samad son of Abdul Raza Gujali (55) of Sumbal, Bandipura and Mohammad Maqbool son of Mukta Bhat (55) of Safapora, Gandarbal.
A case under relevant sections of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985 was registered at the Mumbra police station, said Deputy Commissioner of Police Abishek Trimukhi. The DCP said that a probe was underway.
Meanwhile, police seized over 224 kg of poppy from a truck and arrested its driver, an official said.
The truck was intercepted by a police team in the Manwal area here on Friday evening and 224.5 kg of poppy was found packed in 23 plastic bags, he said.
A case has been registered at the Jhajjar Kotli police station and the matter is being probed, the officer said. (PTI)