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Heroin seized, 3 in net

Three members of a gang were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly bringing several forms of narcotics, especially heroin, from Nepal and selling it to teenagers.

The accused, all aged between 21 and 25 years, were arrested from the Ganga river bank near Tekari Road.

Heroin weighing about 500gm and worth more than Rs 1 crore in the market has been recovered from their possession, Patna senior superintendent of police Manu Maharaaj said.

Of the three, one is Neeraj Kumar (21), a resident of Lauki village in Saharsa district, is pursuing mechanical engineering from Bhai Gurdas Institute of Engineering and Technology, Punjab.

He is a drug peddler and part of a gang involved in the rampant sale of heroin in Patna and Punjab. “Their network spreads far and wide into schools and colleges in Patna. Neeraj is an active member of the gang,” Maharaaj said.