Two smugglers held with 1.98-kg heroin, Rs7.5 lakh in Ludhiana

Two smugglers held with 1.98-kg heroin, Rs7.5 lakh in Ludhiana

The accused in custody of the Special Task Force in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, June 18

The Special Task Force nabbed two drug smugglers and recovered 1.98 kg of heroin and Rs 7.5 lakh drug money from them.

The nabbed smugglers have been identified as Daljit Singh (30), alias Bunto, and Gurpreet Singh Rinku (34), both of Hoshiarpur.

Duo entered drug trade to become rich

In-charge, STF, Ludhiana, Inspector Harbans Singh said a tip-off was received that the two drug smugglers were on the way to Phagwara from Hoshiarpur to deliver a consignment of heroin. During questioning, the duo revealed that they had been into the drug trade for the past over three years. They were also drug addicts and entered the trade to become rich in a short span of time.

In-charge, STF, Ludhiana, Inspector Harbans Singh said secret information was received that the two drug smugglers were on the way to Phagwara from Hoshiarpur to deliver consignment of heroin.

Accordingly the police party laid a naka on the Hoshiarpur road, where the bike-borne smugglers were intercepted. During the checking of their bag, 1.98 kg of heroin and Rs 7.50 lakh were recovered from them.

During questioning, the duo revealed that they had been into the drug trade for the past over three years. They were also drug addicts and entered the trade to become rich in a short span of time.

In another case, the STF nabbed Ravi Vij (30) of Kailash Nagar and recovered 78 gram of heroin from his possession. Ravi also had a notorious past as he was already facing a rape case registered against him by the Ludhiana police.

Inspector Harbans said police remand of the accused would be sought from court for further interrogation.

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