Almost 700 kg of hashish was seized in Varanasi and two members of an inter-state drug trafficking gang have been arrested by the Particular Activity Power (STF) of the Uttar Pradesh police, officers stated on Tuesday.

The seizure was made on Nationwide Freeway 2 when a container truck loaded with the hashish was intercepted in Rohaniya police station space after a tip-off on Monday, the officers stated.

The motion was carried out by officers of the Varanasi area unit of the STF and Narcotics Management Bureau, Lucknow, they stated.

“The STF was getting inputs on an inter-state drug trafficking gang which was operational in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Odisha and Chhattisgarh, among other states and spreading illegal trade in UP also,” a Activity Power official stated.

Engaged on the knowledge, we have been tipped off a couple of cannabis-laden container truck, shifting from Odisha to UP by way of Bihar, which was intercepted and an enormous restoration of 697 kg hashish made, the official stated.