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Two peddlers held with 2 kg of opium

Two peddlers held with 2 kg of opium

The suspects in Ludhiana police custody on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO



Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 13

The Ludhiana police claimed to have nabbed two persons and seized 2 kg of opium from their possession.

The suspects have been identified as Amarjit Singh, alias Jhita, a resident of Muradpur in Moga district, and Sharad Patidar, a native of MP.

ADCP (Crime) Amandeep Singh Brar in a statement issued stated that a tip-off was received on Monday that the duo were into the drug smuggling trade. Following which, a team of the anti-narcotics cell laid a trap in Ishar Nagar, where the Toyota Etios car of the suspects was stopped for checking and 2 kg opium was seized. After apprehending them, a case under the NDPS Act was registered.

During preliminary questioning, Amarjit confessed that he was a driver by profession but he started the smuggling trade to become rich in a short period. Earlier also, two smuggling cases were registered against him at Ferozepur and after coming out on bail, he again continued the trade. Sharad admitted that he was a farmer and due to his meagre earnings, he, along with Amarjit, started the drug trade, the ADCP said.

Brar said now, their police remand would be sought from court so that in further questioning, entire drug supply line could be busted and big suppliers be nabbed.

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