Chatra, Jun 11 (PTI) Nine persons were arrested in Jharkhand's Chatra district and brown sugar worth Rs 1 crore in the international market was seized from their possession, police said on Friday.

Those arrested include a self-styled leader of the Hindu Bir Dal, they said.

Based on a tip-off, Chatra Police conducted raids at various locations and busted a drug racket, apprehending the nine persons and recovering 296 gm brown sugar, SP Rishabh Jha said.

Besides the contraband, cash worth Rs 7.74 lakh, a four-wheeler and a two-wheeler were also recovered, he said.

All the arrested persons were sent to jail after they were tested for COVID-19, police added.

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