60% cases under anti-drug STF lodged from Ludhiana

Published on Aug 13, 2021 01:50 AM IST

The anti-drug special task force (STF) has arrested more peddlers from Ludhiana city as compared to other cities of Ludhiana and Ferozepur Range in the past four and a half years

Out of the total 405 cases lodged by the STF in the past 4.5 years, 245 were from Ludhiana city (Representative photo)
Out of the total 405 cases lodged by the STF in the past 4.5 years, 245 were from Ludhiana city (Representative photo)
By, Ludhiana

The anti-drug special task force (STF) has arrested more peddlers from Ludhiana city as compared to other cities of Ludhiana and Ferozepur Range in the past four and a half years. Around 60.5% of the cases lodged by the STF were from Ludhiana city.

The STF, which was formed in March 2017, has lodged 405 cases of drug peddling till August 10, 2021, and arrested 695 accused from Ludhiana, Khanna, Jagraon, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Ferozepur, Tarntaran, Moga, Faridkot, Fazilka, and Abohar. Out of the total 405 cases, 245 were lodged in Ludhiana city.

Inspector Harbans Singh, in charge, STF Ludhiana Range, said in the past four and a half years, the STF has recovered a total of 280 kg of heroin.

Apart from it, the STF has recovered 1,334 kg of poppy husk, including 445 kg that was recovered from an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) and his accomplices on August 6.

The STF has also recovered 57kg of opium, 13 kg of narcotic powder, 1.362 kg of cannabis, 550 gm of smack, 223 kg of hashish, 34.10 lakh intoxicant pills, capsules, injections, and syrups, 3.07 crore drug money, and 5,000 US dollars.

The inspector added that the STF has also arrested 15 proclaimed offenders and recovered 12 AK-74 rifles, 12 pistols, 2 revolvers, and 423 bullets.

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    Tarsem Singh Deogan is a senior reporter at Ludhiana. He has 16 years of experience in journalism. He has covered all beats and now focuses on crime reporting.

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