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Two interstate gangs of drug peddlers busted; heroin, 54-kg poppy husk seized

Two interstate gangs of drug peddlers busted; heroin, 54-kg poppy husk seized

Two of the suspects in custody of the police. Tribune photo



Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 23

The police claims to have busted two interstate gangs of peddlers who had been smuggling drugs from neighbouring states under the guise of transporting goods.

The police recovered 30 gm of heroin and 54 kg of poppy husk and impounded two trucks bearing Rajasthan registration numbers and a motorcycle from the five suspects. Two separate cases have been registered at the Ahmedgarh Sadar and Amargarh police stations.

Malerkotla SSP Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh said cops led by DSP (D) Kuldeep Singh intercepted two trucks bearing Rajasthan registration numbers on a tip-off. He said 54 kg of poppy husk concealed in secret cabins of the trucks was recovered by the police. The arrested suspects, were identified as Jaswant Singh, Gurpreet Singh Guri and Santokh Singh, all residents of Ahmedgarh.

In another case, registered at the Amargarh police station, the police arrested Mulakh Raj and Harjot Singh of Malerkotla district when they were going to deliver a consignment of 30 gm of heroin to their regular clients. Their third accomplice, identified as Simranpreet Singh, managed to flee.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects were smuggling drugs under the guise of transporting goods. “We have brought suspects on remand to establish their forward and backward links,” said Khakh.

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