Chandigarh narcotics bureau arrest two drug smugglers, recover 3.5 kg charas

NCB sleuths said that the contraband was kept in a red cloth bag in the seized vehicle.

punjab Updated: Jun 22, 2017 19:43 IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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The Chandigarh Zonal Unit of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested Deva Anand, of Jalandhar, and Balbir Singh, of Phagwara, from Hoshiarpur with 5.3-kg of charas (a form of cannabis).

On a tip-off, an NCB team had set up a naka at Cholang Toll Plaza to nab the accused. The Swift Dzire car on which they were travelling has been impounded. NCB officers said the contraband was kept in a red cloth bag in the car.

“Deva and Balbir have been into the business of smuggling drugs for three years,” said Kaustubh Sharma, zonal director, NCB, Chandigarh.

He said the accused bought the contraband from Chamba in Himachal Pradesh for consumption and supply to people who dressed up as holy men, Sadhus (Babas) and others in Jalandhar.

First Published: Jun 22, 2017 17:42 IST