Punjab

KAPURTHALA POLICE BUSTS INTER-STATE DRUG RACKET, ARREST TWO DRUG PEDDLERS

Rajeev Bhaskar | November 25, 2021 06:01 PM
SEIZE 170-KG POPPY HUSK AND A TRUCK, DRUG WAS HIDDEN IN APPLE BOXES


Kapurthala, Nov.25  :  Kapurthala police today busted an inter-state racket of smuggling of poppy husk and arrested two peddlers and seized 170 kg of poppy husk from a truck concealed into apple boxes.

The arrested accused have been identified as Inderjeet Singh alias Bawa of New Ajad Nagar, Bahadurke, and Rocky of Tiba Road, near gas agency in Ludhiana.

Divulging more details, Senior Superintendent of Police Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh said the police during
special checking stopped a truck bearing registration number (PB-10-ES-1227) for checking and seized 170 kg poppy husk concealed in apple boxes from the truck coming from Jammu and Kashmir.

SSP said that this is a second big haul by Kapurthala police in last 15 days following recovery of 250-Kg poppy husk and arrested two peddlers.

SSP said that the accused have been booked under sections 15 (C), 25, 29, 61 and 85 NDPS ACT PS Sadar Phagwara and on their revelations, three accused Baljinder Singh of Rurka Khurd in Jalandhar, Nikka Gujjar Near Sudhar Ludhiana and Bashir Ahmed of Bakora Gandarwal Jammu Kashmir, have been nominated in the said case.

The police parties have been conducting raids to nab the remaining accused, he added.

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