Youth Congress leader, father held with drugs

Youth Congress leader, father held with drugs

Moga, February 23

A Youth Congress leader and his father have been arrested on the charges of smuggling drugs. At least, 460 kg of poppy husk has been recovered from them, the police said here on Tuesday.

The police got information that Youth Congress leader Gurpreet Singh and his father Sukhdev Singh of Daulatpura Ucha village were engaged in smuggling of drugs.

Immediately, the police swung into action and raided the house. As many as 23 bags of poppy husk weighing 460 kg were recovered from the house. The market value of the contraband was Rs 15-lakh, they claimed.

The police arrested them from the spot and registered a criminal case under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act against them and further investigations were in progress. The police were trying to find out from where they had brought the contraband. — TNS

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