Five held with 2.75-kg opium, drug money

Five held with 2.75-kg opium, drug money

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, October 23

Tightening the noose around drug peddlers, the Commissionerate Police on Friday arrested five drug peddlers and seized 2.75-kg opium and drug money worth Rs 80,000 from their possession in separate incidents.

The accused peddlers have been identified as Satyapal (28), Ajit Kumar (29), Abhay Gautam (22), all originally from Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh and residing in Sherpur, Ludhiana; Rajinder Singh (44) of Shiva Ji Nagar and Azad Singh (41) of Dahar village in Panipat district of Haryana.

Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said a team of CIA-1 was carrying out checking in Ranjeet Nagar T-point on Ladowali Road and frisked Satyapal, Ajit Kumar and Azad Singh and recovered 2.5 kg of opium from them, besides Rs 80,000 as drug money.

The Commissioner of Police further said that similarly, another team of CIA-1 stopped Activa (PB08-BE-5377) driver for checking in Kamal Hotel Palace Chowk for checking who revealed his identity as Rajinder Singh of Shiva Ji Nagar. The cops frisked him and recovered 250 gm of opium from his pocket and on his instance, Azad Singh was nabbed from Lamba Pind Chowk.

He said Rajinder was a property linker and was receiving opium from Azad who in turn was getting a supply of the contraband from Uttarakhand. Both were already facing criminal

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