Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, March 7
The city police nabbed four smugglers and recovered drugs from their possession in separate incidents.
In the first case, the Meharban police nabbed two notorious smugglers and recovered 5 kg of poppy husk from their possession. The accused have been identified as Sanjiv Kumar of Subash Nagar and Vinod Kumar of Una, Himachal Pradesh.
Investigating officer ASI Gursewak Singh said a police party was conducting routine patrolling on the Rahon road where a tip-off was received that the accused were on the way to deliver a huge consignment of drugs.
Accordingly, a naka was laid at the T-point near Hawaas village where the duo were stopped for checking and during the search, poppy husk was recovered from them.
The ASI said the police remand of the accused would be sought to interrogate the smugglers.
In another incident, the anti-narcotics cell nabbed Kulwinder Singh of Karamsar Colony and recovered 16 gm of heroin from him.
Cops said a police party was present on the gaushala road where on suspicion, a bike-borne person was stopped for checking and the drugs was seized from him.
The Police Division 3 also nabbed a drug peddler, Bobby Singh, of Manohar Nagar and seized 5 gm of heroin from him.
At the Khawaja Kothi chowk, a pedestrian was stopped for checking on suspicion. During the search of his belongings, heroin was recovered. The ASI said the accused was on the way to deliver drugs to his client.
A case under the NDPS Act has been registered and further probe is on.
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