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Intoxicating syrups, tablets seized; one arrested

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Patiala, March 10, 2014
First Published: 23:03 IST(10/3/2014) | Last Updated: 16:46 IST(11/3/2014)

The local police claimed to have arrested a smuggler from the Punjab-Haryana border near Rajpura on Monday. The suspect has been identified as Parveen Kumar, a resident of Maluat in Muktsar district.

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The police claimed to have seized around 32,100 habit-forming capsules and tablets and 235 intoxicating syrups.

Senior Superintendent of police Hardial Singh Mann said the Shambu police laid a check post on the Rajpura-Ambala road and apprehended the accused.

During preliminary investigation, it came to light that Parveen Kumar originally belonged to Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh and had been working in a private clinic in Malaut for past two years.

Mann said the suspect confessed that he started smuggling intoxicating drugs and medicines from Saharanpur to various part of Punjab.

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