625 kg poppy husk seized, two nabbed - ECAS Punjab

625 kg poppy husk seized, two nabbed

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Abohar, October 25

The police in Abohar subdivision have seized 625 kg poppy husk and 40,000 sedative tablets from a truck registered in Rajasthan.

A team led by ASI Pargat Singh yesterday intercepted the truck transporting chemical powder bags from Gujarat for delivery in Punjab near Usmankhera village on the Abohar-Sriganganagar highway.

A search operation led to the seizure of 25 bags of poppy husk and a carton full of sedative tablets hidden under the chemical powder bags.

Driver Lakhwinder Singh Lakha of Manewala and assistant Gurmeet Singh Matta of Wadian Kotbhai in Muktsar district were held under the NDPS Act.

There has been a spurt in smuggling of drugs through Rajasthan this month. The state had banned poppy husk sale but it was freely available in Madhya Pradesh, inquiries revealed.

DSP Rahul Bhardwaj said vigil on the highway connecting Abohar with Rajasthan had been intensified. — OC



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