Two drug peddlers held with 2.45 quintal poppy husk

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: May 13, 2014 22:40 IST

A Day post the arrest of two drug peddlers caught carrying 4 quintals poppy husk, the local police again nabbed two drug peddlers with 2.45 quintal poppy husk on Monday.

The accused were carrying the contraband in a car, which has been confiscated. The Dehlon police have registered a case under section 15 61 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Pyschotropic Substances (NDPS) Act against the accused.The accused have been identified as Jaswant Singh alias Mintoo and Jaspal Singh alias Lala of Kila Raipur.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) crime, Jaswinder Singh, said the sleuths of CIA staff-2 led by sub-inspector Rajesh Sharma put a checkpoint near the railway crossing in Kila Raipur following a tip-off. The accused were crossing the area when the police stopped them and recovered seven sacks of poppy husk from the car.

The ACP said the police is investigating the matter before they reveal more details about the accused.

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