The district police have arrested two notorious smugglers and seized heroin worth Rs 1.50 crore along with Rs 10.31 lakh in cash from their possession near Dharam Singh Wala village under Dhatarmkot sub-division, 31 km from here.
Kamaljeet Singh Dhillon, senior superintendent of police (SSP), said that the CIA staff police had received a tip-off about the drug smugglers.
"As soon we received the information, the distric police laid several nakas in the area. When a police team, led by deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Harpal Singh Randhawa, tried to stop two people who were riding a motorcycle, the duo attempted to flee,
However, the police arrested them after a long chase. During the search we have seized 255 gram heroin and Rs 10.31 lakh in cash," said the SSP.
He said that the arrested smugglers had been identified as Vishakha Singh and Virsa SIngh of Melak Kangan village in district Moga. The seized heroin is valued at Rs 1.50 crore in the international market.
The police have registered a case against the two accused under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act at the Kot-Ise Khan police station.
"We had also received information that these smugglers had entered district Moga three days ago for selling drugs. During the primary investigation, we found that the two accused have been smuggling drugs for the last few years. However, further investigation is on.
I hope that some more smugglers will be in the police net soon," said the SSP.