50gm heroin, pistol seized, two held

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jun 23, 2014 20:32 IST

The CIA staff-1 arrested two persons after recovering 50gm heroin from their possession on Sunday. During investigation, the police also recovered an unlicensed pistol from their possession. The accused, Sanjay Kumar of Dr Ambedkar Nagar and Neeraj Kumar of Jawahar Nagar camp, have been booked under separate cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and Arms Act.

Additional deputy commissioner of police (crime) Manjit Singh Dhesi said the CIA staff set up a checkpoint on College Road on Sunday when they intercepted a duo on a motorcycle. On searching the duo, the team recovered 50gm heroin from their possession. Later, a country-made pistol was also seized from them.

Claiming that the accused confessed to have bought the pistol from Meerut, the ADCP said the accused were involved in drug peddling for the past one year and used to smuggle heroin from Amritsar border.

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