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2 Jalandhar women held with 24-kg poppy husk

punjab Updated: Aug 31, 2016 14:33 IST
HT Correspondent
Jalandhar women

The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

The crime investigation agency (staff-2) police arrested two women after recovering 24-kg poppy husk from their possession on Monday.

The accused, Sandeep Kaur of Selkiana and Paramjit Kaur of Rojdi village in Jalandhar, were arrested from Sahnewal railway station.

Satnam Singh, assistant sub-inspector (ASI), CIA, staff-2, said, “Police stopped them during a special checking at the station, and recovered poppy husk from their bags upon frisking.”

“The women used to buy poppy husk from Madhya Pradesh at Rs 1,200 per kg and sell it among addicts in Ludhiana for Rs 4,000 per kg,” the ASI said.

“A case under Sections 15/61/85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered. Police are trying to know their past criminal record.”