The anti-narcotics and anti-illicit liquor smuggling wing of the Ludhiana police commissionerate arrested two proclaimed offenders with 270gm heroin worth Rs 1.35 crore, besides 2,500 sedative pills on Monday.
The accused have been identified as Angrez Singh, 39, of Dholewal of Moga, and Bachhitar Singh, 35, of Jagraon.
A case under section 22, 61, 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered against the accused at Dugri police station in this context.
Giving details about the arrest, additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP) (crime) NK Sharma said sub-inspector Harbans Singh, incharge of anti-narcotics and anti-illicit liquor smuggling wing, set up a check point near Dugri Bridge. Meanwhile, the accused, who were passing through the road, on a motorcycle tried to flee the spot on spotting the police.
However, a chase ensued and the duo was caught. On frisking them, the police recovered 270gm heroin and 2,500 sedative pills from their possession.
ACP (crime) Gurbans Singh Bains claimed that during investigation, the accused admitted that they had bought the contraband from one Jagga of Ferozepur, and were to sell it among addicts.
The ACP said the accused were facing trial in several cases of drug peddling and attempt to murder at police stations in Sarabha Nagar of Ludhiana, Mehna and Fatehgarh Panjtoor of Moga and Sidhwan Bet at Jagraon. Both accused were declared proclaimed offenders, he added.
Woman-paramour arrested with psychotropic drugs
Ludhiana: The local police arrested a man and his paramour after recovering huge quantity of psychotropic drugs from their possession from Kailash Nagar Chowk on Tuesday.
The accused have been identified as Kuldeep Singh and his paramour Manjit Kaur, a resident of Jagraon.
ADCP (crime) NK Sharma said after the death of her husband, Manjit began a relationship with Kuldeep, and they took to drug peddling to make easy money.
The accused were crossing through the Kailash Nagar Chowk when the police stopped them and recovered 800 sedative pills from the bag of Manpreet, and 1,800 sedative pills from Kuldeep.
A case under section 22, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused at Basti Jodhewal police station.
The ADCP said Kuldeep was facing trial in several cases of drug peddling registered against him at Mullanpur Dakha, Sidhwan Bet and Jagraon police stations. He was bailed out around a month ago from Ludhiana Central Jail.