Marijuana smugglers and police have exchanged fire at Gagan Khola rivulet on the border between Jamdaha and Miksar VDCs in Siraha district, at 1:30 a.m. this afternoon, Thursday.
Chief of the Armed Police Force Base Camp, Police Inspector, Leela Bahadur Karki, said that the smugglers fired a bullet at the police after they encircled them. In response, police opened two rounds of fire.
No casualties were reported in the incident. The smugglers managed to escape after leaving the marijuana. A muzzle loader, its bullet and eight kgs of marijuana were found at the incident site, it is learnt.