Tribune News Service
Kapurthala, November 25
The district police seized 170 kg poppy husk from a truck ferrying apple boxes and arrested two drug peddlers on the Phagwara highway here today.
The suspects have been identified as Inderjeet Singh, alias Bawa, of New Azad Nagar, Bahadurke, and Rocky of Tibba Road, Ludhiana. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh said the recovery was made by a team led by Kapurthala DSP (D) Amrit Saroop and Kapurthala CIA Staff incharge Surjeet Singh following a tip-off.
He said the team stopped a truck coming from Jammu and Kashmir and seized 170 kg poppy husk concealed in apple boxes. The SSP said it was their second big haul in the past 15 days, after the state Home Minister ordered checking of inter-state vehicles, especially those coming from Jammu and Kashmir. On November 14, the police had seized 250 kg poppy husk and arrested two peddlers.
The SSP said the suspects had been booked under Sections 15 (C), 25, 29, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act at Phagwara Sadar police station.
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