Man arrested with 6 kg opium
The CIA staff-1 of Ludhiana police commissionerate arrested a man for drug peddling and seized 6 kg opium from his possession near Dugri village on Wednesday. The accused had hid the opium in the speaker box of the car.
The accused, identified as Mahabir, 45, of Nazabgarh, Delhi, was booked under Sections 18, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act by the Dugri police, following which he was produced before the court on Thursday, and was sent on four-day police remand.
According to the police, the accused was arrested on a tip-off from Dugri canal bridge when he was coming from Doraha side in his car.
He is said to have purchased the contraband for `30,000 or `40,000 per kg to sell it double the price in Ludhiana. Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Parveen Randev, who has been investigating the matter, said the police are trying to ascertain the past criminal record of the accused.
The accused confessed that he used to smuggle opium from Chittaurgarh of Rajasthan for the past couple of years. The police have been questioning him to find out others involved in drug peddling.
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