Two youths arrested with smack worth Rs 1.4 crore
A 24-year-old college student from Kaithal in Haryana, along with his aide, was arrested after police reportedly recovered 280gm smack from their possession on Monday.punjab Updated: Feb 04, 2014 23:36 IST
A 24-year-old college student from Kaithal in Haryana, along with his aide, was arrested after police reportedly recovered 280gm smack from their possession on Monday.
According to police, the recovered contraband costs Rs 1.4 crore in the international market. The accused had come to Ludhiana to handover the smack to someone near Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), when they were arrested, police added.
The accused, Harvinder Singh alias Hinda and Lakhwinder Singh alias Lakha, 20, are residents of Ramthali Samadha village of Kaithal in Haryana.
Sub-inspector Harbans Singh, incharge at anti-narcotics and anti-illicit liquor smuggling wing of the Ludhiana police commissionerate, said the police had established a checkpoint near civil hospital following a tip-off on Monday.
The accused were crossing through the area in a car, and on seeing the police, tried to flee the spot.
However, they got stuck in one-way traffic, following which the police arrested them.
The incharge said the accused confessed to have procured the contraband from Haryana and that they had come to Ludhiana to deliver it to a person named Raju near CMCH. The accused also told the police that Raju used to call them from different numbers.
Singh said Harvinder was a BA student, while Lakhwinder was a driver, adding that Harvinder was an addict and started drug peddling to meet his need for drugs.
“A case under section 22/61/85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered against the accused at Division Number 2 police station. The police are investigating to know the past criminal record of the accused and trace Raju. More important information is expected from the accused during questioning,” Singh said.