Drug peddler arrested with 1.1 kg heroin, ₹54,000 drug money in Ludhiana
The Special Task Force (STF) arrested a man for allegedly peddling drugs, recovering 1.1kg heroin and ₹54,000 worth of drug money from his possession.
The accused, identified as Naseem Saffi, 37, of Mohalla Harjap Nagar, was arrested on 33 Feet road, Jamalpur.
STF in-charge inspector Harbans Singh said the accused was heading towards Ludhiana from Jalandhar in a Hyundai Eon when the team stopped him for checking at Ladhowal Chowk.
During checking, the team recovered a handbag hidden under the driver seat containing the heroin and money. The team also impounded the vehicle.
Police said the accused admitted to having purchased the heroin near the Amritsar border. The Inspector added that the accused is unemployed and had at least six cases of drug peddling registered against him at different police stations.
Deputy commissioner of police (central) Shweta Chauhan said the investigators checked over 500 videos of CCTV footage from the area, and examined more than 100 people. Of these, some were identified as suspects and technical surveillance was launched against them, based on which the three were arrested on Thursday, she added.
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