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KAPILVASTU: Police have arrested a woman and a man in possession of 7.5 kilograms opium from Checkpoint in Krishnanagar Municipality ward no 2 in Kapilvastu district on Tuesday night.
The security personnel at Area Police Office, Krishnanagar arrested them with the narcotics in the course of regular check at the Checkpoint. The arrested ones were coming to Krishnanagar from Chandrauta in an auto rickshaw (Lu 1 Ha 157).
The arrested ones were Sita Roka, 49, of Kuleri Rural Municipality-1 in Rolpa district while another one was identified as Sushil Chettri, 20, of Shivaraj Municipality ward no 5 in Kapilvastu district.
Chettri was the auto rickshaw driver.
According to District Police Office, Kapilvastu’s SP Nawaraj Adhikari, police has forwarded investigation into the incident taking them in custody.
The seized opium is worth Rs 10 million in the international market once it reaches Indian market, police said.