Sonepur: Excise department officials here today seized marijuana (ganja) worth lakhs of rupees from a luxury car and arrested its driver, departmental sources said.
Acting on a tip-off that huge quantity of ganja was being smuggled in a Honda City car, Excise department officials, who were in wait at the block chhak here, chased the car following which it over speeded and on its driver losing control over the vehicle near Sansamura chhak fell into a canal, the sources added.
Sources said that while Excise department officials could nab the driver of the car, another occupant managed to flee.
A tractor was used to haul the car from the canal.
However, on verification of its registration number it was found that it was of a different vehicle. The car has been seized by Excise department officials, the sources added.