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Two drug peddlers arrested with 1.2kg opium in Ludhiana

The accused are regular offenders and were on their way to supply the drugs to their customers in Jagraon and Moga

cities Updated: May 28, 2020 05:26 IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
On the basis of a tip-off, a team of CIA Jagraon had installed a checkpoint near Chaukiman police post and stopped a pick-up truck. During checking, the team recovered the opium.
On the basis of a tip-off, a team of CIA Jagraon had installed a checkpoint near Chaukiman police post and stopped a pick-up truck. During checking, the team recovered the opium.(iStock Photo)

A Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) team of Jagraon on Wednesday arrested two drug peddlers after recovering 1.2kg opium from their possession.

The accused have been identified as Vishal Singh, alias Vicky of Mughalpura, and Deepak Kumar, alias Deepu of Model Town, Hoshiarpur.

Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Vivek Sheel Soni said on the basis of a tip-off, a team of CIA Jagraon installed a checkpoint near Chaukiman police post and stopped a pick-up truck. During checking, the team found opium hidden in a black olybag, he said.

WERE ON WAY TO SUPPLY DRUGS TO CUSTOMERS

The SSP said, “The accused are regular offenders and supply opium from different states to various cities of Punjab. Before their arrest, they were on their way to supply the drugs to their customers in Jagraon and Moga.”

The accused are being questioned and a case has been registered under Sections 18/25/61 and 85 of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act at the Sadar Jagraon police station.

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