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2 arrested with heroin in Moga

The Moga police claim to have arrested two drug peddlers and seized 77-gm heroin from them near Kot Ise Khan town in this district on Saturday. SSP Surjit Singh Grewal said those arrested were identified as Buta Singh and Avtar Singh, both of Daulewala village under Dharamkot sub-division.

punjab Updated: May 26, 2013 01:10 IST
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The Moga police claim to have arrested two drug peddlers and seized 77-gm heroin from them near Kot Ise Khan town in this district on Saturday.


SSP Surjit Singh Grewal said those arrested were identified as Buta Singh and Avtar Singh, both of Daulewala village under Dharamkot sub-division.

"The police had received a tip-off that some drug smugglers were trying to sell heroin near a college. We barricaded the Moga-Amritsar state highway. A special police party headed by senior official Kashmir Singh stopped Buta Singh at the check point and recovered 42gm of heroin from him," said the SSP.

Another police party of Fatehgarh Panjtoor police station put up a check point near Daulewala village and arrested Avtar Singh with 35gm heroin.

The SSP said the cost of the drug is said to be more than Rs 4 lakh in the international market. "Two separate cases have been registered against Buta Singh and Avtar Singh under the NDPS Act and the police will produce the two in the court of the duty magistrate on Sunday," the SSP added.

"We are investigating from where the accused used to bring the drugs and where were they sold. In the preliminary investigation, it was found that the two had indulged in drug peddling for years and used to smuggle poppy husk earlier," the SSP said.