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200-kg poppy husk seized, two Kapurthala residents arrested

10 gunny bags filled with contraband were hidden under onions

200-kg poppy husk seized, two Kapurthala residents arrested

Cops address mediapersons in Jalandhar on Thursday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, July 28

A police party today arrested two drug peddlers and seized 200 kg of poppy husk from a truck they were travelling.

The accused have been identified as Rughbir Singh, alias Lucky, and Palvinder Minta, both residents of Kapurthala.

Divulging details, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigation) Jaskiran Singh Teja said the police party, led by Inspector Gagandeep Singh of Bhargo Camp police station at Nakodar road, near Wadala Chowk, stopped a truck for checking.

He said during the checking, the police party seized 10 gunny bags filled with poppy husk. The contraband was kept under the sack of onions.

He said a case under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, had been registered against both the accused. “The accused will be produced before a local court tomorrow and a police remand would be sought to further investigate from where they procured poppy husk, and to whom they were going to deliver,” the DCP added.

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