Bid to smuggle poppy husk, eight arrested - ECAS Punjab

Bid to smuggle poppy husk, eight arrested

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Abohar, November 23

The Rajasthan police today foiled attempts to smuggle 144-kg poppy husk and thousands of intoxicant tablets in the past 24 hours with the arrest of eight persons belonging to different areas of Punjab.

Ishwer Singh, team in charge of the police special squad, intercepted a Maruti Swift Dzire car on the National Highway-62 and seized 51.7-kg poppy husk. Harmesh Singh, alias Kalu, of Tulsiwala and Jagdish Singh (30) of Nonari Khokhar in Guruharsahai, Ferozepur, were arrested. By intercepting another Dzire car on the Sriganganagar bypass, the cops recovered 52-kg poppy husk and 240-gm opium. Mohinder Singh, alias Baggu (42), and Sarwan Singh, alias Sonu (30), were held under the NDPS Act. Around 18-kg poppy husk was seized from a car that was stopped and searched on the highway. Vicky Singh (35), Johnny Singh (26) and Dev Singh (55) of Bhawanigarh in Sangrur were held. Another team seized 22-kg poppy husk which was stacked in bags on three motorcycles at a highway hotel parking lot. — OC



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