The Sangrur police on Tuesday arrested six people, including a woman, in two different cases of smuggling drugs in the district.
According to the information, on a tip-off, the district police along with the CIA staff put a barricade on the highway near Chhajli. Thereafter, the police asked the drivers of a suspected truck (PB 04 S 6547) and a Figo car (PB 10 DS 2212) to stop. However, on seeing the police, both tried to escape but failed to do so. The police recovered 120-kg of poppy husk and arrested five people from the truck and the car.
The arrested persons were identified as Harbhajan Singh, Barjesh Jaatav and Sonu, all residents of Gwalior, Madhya Pardesh; Harnand Singh, a resident of Ludhiana; and Paramjit Singh, a resident of Tarn Taran.
In another case, the police arrested a woman and recovered 10-kg poppy husk from her possession. The arrested woman was identified as Kamlesh Kaur, a resident of Dhuri.
The police said during a routine inspection near Benra village, the woman was found with poly bag in hand. However on seeing the police, she turned back, following which when the police stopped her and checked her poly bag, poppy husk was recovered from it.
“In the both cases, the police have registered FIRs under Sections 15, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act and further investigations are on in the matter,” said the police.