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Unlucky 13 gets 'drug peddlers'

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Bathinda, March 30, 2013
First Published: 00:00 IST(30/3/2013) | Last Updated: 00:01 IST(30/3/2013)

It must be a coincidence that on 13 complaints, the local police arrested 13 people on Thursday in 13 cases of drug pedaling in the district. The 13 complainers are all from investigation officers.

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The police claimed to have seized 72-kilogram poppy husk in the district from the suspects. The least amount seized is 2-kg from Pannu Singh in the Canal police jurisdiction and the highest, 11 kg, from a man named Aspal Singh in the Rama police jurisdiction.

Two women are among the arrested. The police claim that Jasmel Kaur was caught holding 5-kg poppy husk in Talwandi Sabo and Paramjit Kaur was arrested in Sangat to trace a 10-kg haul.

Apart from the 11 cases of the smuggling of poppy husk, one each was registered for the smuggling of smack and drug powder.

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