Berhampur: In a joint operation, Ganjam district and Bengal police have arrested two persons on the charge of smuggling human hair and have made a seizure of 23 bags stashed with hair.
Such an interception of theft of hair is said to be first of its kind to have taken place in the state.
The accused persons- G Kamraju and Bipin Swain- were arrested from Badaputi village under Gopalpur police station jurisdiction. They are suspected to be involved in an interstate hair theft racket.
They are members of an interstate racket. Bengal police have taken them for remand. The racket is operating from Bengal and Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh.
The arrest was made in joint coordination with Bhagawanpur police station officials of Purba Medinipur district in West Bengal.