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Kapurthala Police Bust Interstate Drug Racket, Arrest Two

Seize 180-Kg Poppy Husk Smuggled From Uttar Pradesh To Punjab

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Kapurthala , 27 Jul 2021

In a major crackdown against drug menace, the district police on Tuesday busted an interstate racket of smuggling of poppy husk from Uttar Pradesh to Punjab and arrested two persons besides seizing 180 kg of poppy husk front a truck.The arrested accused have been identified as Jatinder Singh of Gurdaspur and Ravi of Sri Mukatsar Sahib.In a press release, Senior Superintendent of Police Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh told that district police is keeping a close vigil on the activities of Narcotics smugglers active in Kapurthala.He said that special checking teams were formed under the supervision of SP(Investigation) Vishaljit Singh and DSP Kapurthala Surinder Singh constituting SHO Kotwali and Incharge police post Badshapur.He added that the police teams while patrolling in the area found a suspicious truck standing near village Boot and during search impounded the Alum  loaded truck(PB-06-N-9671) along with two smugglers and 180 KG poppy husk.SSP HPS Khakh further stated the accused revealed in preliminary investigation that Sukhdev Singh and Rajwinder Singh alias Raju residents of Gurdaspur area had smuggled this consignment from Bareilly  Uttar Pradesh and now they went to call their customers in the area, while we had left in the truck for look after.He told that every time, these smugglers opt a new modus operandi to hide these drugs and to avoid foul smell of poppy husk. This time they loaded the truck with Alum and hid the consignment in the canvas.SSP said that the all accused were booked under sections various sections of NDPS Act in case registered at police station Kotwali.He added that the accused would be produced in the local courts and would be taken on remand for further interrogation and to arrest the remaining members of the racket.

 

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