2 peddlers held with 50-gm crystal meth

Drug racket run by inmate from jail

2 peddlers held with 50-gm crystal meth

The accused in the custody of Kapurthala police. Tribune Photo

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, July 31

The Kapurthala police have seized 50-gm metamphetamine (ice), 15 gm of heroin and drug money worth Rs 2 lakh from a swift car on Monday. Costing around Rs 10-crore per kg, ice is also know as the party drug, which is much costlier than heroin.

The accused have been identified as Abhishek, a resident of Ladhewali, Jalandhar, and Nitin, alias Nannu, a resident of Guru Nanakpura Avtar Nagar, Jalandhar.

The police said the duo was carrying out operations on the directions of Jasmeet Singh alias Lucky, a resident of Sham Churasi, Hoshiarpur, who was lodged at the Kapurthala jail. The police said the value of the contraband was estimated to be around in several crores of rupees.

The Kapurthala Senior Superintendent of Police, Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh, said Phagwara CIA in charge Sikander Singh along with his team stopped a car (PB32-Q-3857) near Palahi village and seized 15-gm heroin, 50 grams of ice and Rs 2 lakh drug money hidden under front seats of the car.

During preliminary interrogation, the accused revealed Lucky used to supply contraband through his associates outside the jail.

The Senior Superintendent of Police said the peddlers would be produced before the court today. He said they would also seek production warrant of Lucky.

The police have booked the accused under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

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