Man held with opium

Man held with opium

Tribune News Service

Karnal, May 2

A team of Haryana State Narcotic Control Bureau has arrested a man identified as Hari Das of Sonepat from near Kambopura village on the National Highway-44 with 5.25 kg opium.

The accused was taken on seven-day police remand to unearth the gang involved in this crime. “On a tip-off, we arrested Hari with opium which he used to bring from Jharkhand at the rate of Rs 1 lakh per kg,” said sub-inspector Chandeshwar. During investigation, the accused informed that he used to sell it between Rs 1.8 lakh and 2 lakh per kg.

A case was also registered against him in Delhi, he added. A case under NDPS Act was registered against him at Madhuban police station.

Meanwhile, a team of Karnal anti-narcotics cell also arrested Deepak of Modipur village with 410 gram opium. He used to bring it from Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. During investigation, he informed the police that his brother and father were also involved in the smuggling of drugs. His brother is behind bars. The accused was produced in court and was taken on three-day police remand. The district police also seized 2,366 bottles of liquor from different accused in various cases.

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