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Posted at: Apr 26, 2019, 8:48 AM; last updated: Apr 26, 2019, 8:48 AM (IST)

Four held with 34-kg ganja

Four held with 34-kg ganja
Jaskaranjit Singh Teja, ADCP-2, addresses a press conference regarding the arrest of smugglers in Ludhiana. Ashwani Dhiman

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 25

The Daba police have arrested four smugglers and recovered 34 kg of ganja from their possession. The suspects have been identified as Parveen Kumar, Sonu Kumar and Vijay Kumar, all natives of Patna (Bihar), and Manpreet Singh of Jamlapur.

In a press conference here today, the Additional DCP-2, Jaskaranjit Singh Teja, said secret information was received about suspects roaming on the Lohara road to deliver huge consignment of narcotics.

Acting on the information, a police party immediately laid a naka at strategic place where an auto-rickshaw was stopped for checking. Five polythene bags containing 13 kg of ganja were recovered from Parveen, 13 kg of ganja was recovered from Sonu and 8 kg of ganja was recovered from Vijay, the ADCP said.

All the suspects were travelling in the auto-rickshaw, the ADCP added. Manpreet was driving the auto-rickshaw and his role was also under scanner, the ADCP said.

“We will take smugglers on police remand. Recovery of more drugs is possible during probe,” the ADCP added.

Drug peddler held with 60-gm heroin

The Sadar police have arrested a drug peddler and recovered 60 gm of heroin from him. The suspect has been identified as Vikas Kumar (34) of Hussainpura village. ADCP Jaskaranjit said a tip-off was received about the suspect, who was to supply heroin to his client at Jhande village. An immediate raid was conducted and narcotics recovered from the suspect. The police also recovered Rs 13,800 in cash, a computer weighing machine, and 85 small polythene bags from the drug smuggler.

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