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Smugglers’ gang busted, 102 kg poppy husk seized

Punjabi Politics
Tribune News Service Moga, July 4 The Moga police on Wednesday claimed to have busted a gang involved in supplying poppy husk from Rajasthan to various parts of Moga and its adjoining districts. The police have arrested four drug smugglers and recovered 102 kg of poppy husk from them. SP (investigation) Vazir Singh and DSP (investigation) Sarbjit Singh Bahia said Harjit Singh Jeeta, Sewak Singh, Gurpreet Singh and Kulwant Singh were arrested from near Ramuwala Kalan village. They were traveling in an Innova car and going to supply the contraband to their local contacts in the nearby villages. Preliminary investigations revealed that they used to procure poppy husk from the Bandwada area of Rajasthan and bring it to Moga and its adjoining districts. Harjit Singh and Kulwant Singh were earl...

525 kg poppy husk seized

Punjabi Politics
Our CorrespondentAbohar, June 13The CIA staff here on Tuesday seized 525 kg of poppy husk that was smuggled from Madhya Pradesh through Rajasthan. SSP Dr Ketan Baliram Patil said at a media briefing here on Wednesday that on a tip-off the CIA staff tried to intercept a car that was escorting a canter on the state highway, but the driver of the car sped away. On searching the canter, 21 bags of poppy husk (each containing 25 kg) was seized. Driver Amarjot Singh of Rampura Phul in Bathinda district was arrested. His accomplices Gurjit Singh Jyond, Narinder Singh of Mandi Kalan and Satpal Dhingar were also booked under the NDPS Act. The Tribune

14 yrs on, PO held with 2,000-kg poppy husk

Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 7 In two major crackdowns, the police arrested three drug smugglers, including Jagir Singh, alias Zeera, from Daulewal village in Moga. The arrests were made by the Jalandhar Counter-Intelligence Wing and the Jalandhar Police Commissionerate, a press release said here on Thursday. A proclaimed offender in about a dozen drug cases, Zeera had been evading arrest for the past 14 years. Two trucks loaded with poppy husk were intercepted by a special operation team on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday, said a spokesperson for the police. He added that Zeera was arrested when the police intercepted a truck bearing Rajasthan number near the Wadala Chowk in Jalandhar. As many as 55 bags of poppy husk, 40 kg in each bag, were recovered from his p...

4 peddlers nabbed with poppy husk

Our Correspondent Abohar, June 1 The police on Friday seized 146-kg poppy husk and 30-gm smack at three nakas. Five drug peddlers were arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) Act. Six bags of poppy husk weighing 72 kg were seized by intercepting a car. Its owner Surinder Karwasra of Sadhuwali village was arrested. Preliminary investigation reportedly indicated that some drug peddlers were indulging in adulteration. They sell poppy husk in retail through henchmen after mixing wood powder and groundnut husk to mint more money. At another naka, the police intercepted a car in the Sameja Kothi area and seized 74 kg of poppy husk. Rajinder Singh, Jasbir Singh and Mohan Ram were held under the NDPS Act. Kala Singh of Sureshia village was nabbed with 30-gm sma...

Four arrested with poppy husk, tablets

Fatehgarh Sahib,May 24 The police have arrested four persons and recovered 80 kg of poppy husk and 17,400 intoxicant tablets from them. Alka Meena, SSP, said the Khamano police had erected a naka near the railway line. The police intercepted two suspects — Hardeep Singh of Ropar and Dharminder Singh of Ludhiana — and recovered poppy husk from their possession. She said during interrogation they revealed that they were involved in the sale of drugs. The Mulepur police arrested two persons and recovered 17,400 intoxicant tablets. They were identified as Parvinder Singh of Mulepur and Jagdeep Singh, alias Deepa, of Malerkotla. — OC The Tribune

Peddlers held with 30-kg poppy husk

Abohar: The police on Sunday arrested Subhash Bishnoi of Mahla Rampura village and Sunil Bishnoi of Mehrana village here with 30-kg poppy husk after their car was intercepted. In other raids, Manish Sharma of Bathinda was nabbed with 500-gm opium and Gurpreet Singh Babla of Seed Farm Colony with 5 gm heroin. Meanwhile, Gagan of Choohariwala Dhanna was held under the Excise Act as he allegedly smuggled 36 bottles of liquor from Rajasthan. OC The Tribune