Staff Correspondent

Belgaum: Police arrested two women belonging to an inter-state gang engaged in illegal trafficking of narcotic drugs, and seized contraband worth Rs. 13 crore in the international market from them.

Talking to presspersons here on Sunday, Superintendent of Police Hemant Nimbalkar said the police acted on a tip off made to the police inspector of Athani Maheteshwar about the smuggling of ‘hashish’ and ‘brown sugar’ from Belgaum to Goa. They rushed a team headed by Additional Superintendent of Police S.K. Hegde on Sunday morning and it intercepted one Dharni G. and Anuradha Chandra, along with the contraband, at Belgaum railway station at around 9.30 a.m. Dharni had just received Anuradha, who had alighted from the Dadar-Yeshwantpur Express, when the police arrested them.

Dharni was carrying nearly 3 kg of hashish while Anuradha had 10 kg of narcotic drugs (catamine tablets). The seized contraband was allegedly for marketing in Goa. Dharni is a resident of Belgaum, while Anuradha is from Dehradun in Uttaranchal. The Tilakwadi police have registered a case.