In one of the biggest drug busts in recent memory, the Special Task Force (STF) of Madhya Pradesh Police seized over a quintal of hashish from four persons travelling in two different cars, said police officials in Bhopal.
The contraband weighing over 103 kgs was concealed in two cars when it was seized at Misrod on the outskirts of the state capital, say police sources.
Acting on a information, Inspector General (STF) RK Shukla and DIG Pavan Shrivastava deployed three STF teams at various entry points of the city.
One of the STF teams deployed near Misrod stopped the two cars, a thorough search conducted on the vehicles led to the recovery of the contraband.
Cash amounting to a little over INR 31,000 was also recovered from the four accused, who were later arrested.
The four have been identified as Babulal Barghat and Vishwajeet Jaiswal from Bhilai and Momin Khan and Mohammad Anwar from Mhow near Indore, police said.
Interrogations revealed that the accused are connected to a Nepal-based drug-lords Deepchand Yadav and Krishna.
The Nepal-based duo is reported to have contacts in Bhopal and also in other parts of the country to whom they supply the drugs.
An NDPS case has been registered by the police and the subsequent probe is likely to lead to more arrests.