Kathmandu, Apr 13 (PTI) Two Indian women were arrested for allegedly smuggling 92 kg of marijuana into India from Nepal today, police said.

Sumitra Devi Sahani, 35, and Rimki Devi, 25, both residents of Chhatauni Kalam village in neighbouring Indian state of Bihar’s Motihari district, they were quotes as saying in the Himalayan Times.

According to police, the duo were arrested by Hetauda Police at Rajaiya after police recovered 44 packets of marijuana during a random security check of a Indian registered vehicle.

When police stopped the vehicle, the driver managed to escape, leaving behind the two women, the report said.

The packets were hidden in the vehicle, including inside the doors, trunk, false roof and underneath the seats, Makawanpur Superintendent of Police (SP) Bikash Raj Khanal said.

The contraband was procured from Kailash rural municipality of Makawanpur district and was being smuggled to India, the police said.

Further investigation into the case is underway and search is on for the driver, they added.

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