In a double success,the Ludhiana Rural police has arrested a proclaimed offender and has recovered a large quantity of poppy husk and opium from him.
SSP Ludhiana (Rural),A S Chahal said ,Our CIA staff was successful in nabbing two drug peddlers who have been identified as Dharamjit Singh alias Gogi of village Sarabha and Ram Singh who hails from Rudarpur district in UP.
The CIA staff officials have recovered 76 bags of poppy husk and 4.8 kg of opium from two vehicles which were recovered from these persons. The market value of these drugs has been estimated at Rs 1.25 crore.
Dharamjiit Singh alias Gogi is also wanted in other cases of NDPS Acts and in 2009 had fled from the Ludhiana police when he was being brought to court for a hearing. He had been evading police arrest ever since.
Chahal added that a joint team of police officials from Sudhar and Raikot,led by DSP Raikot Pirthipal Singh nabbed the two accused near Sudhar following a tip-off.
According to the SSP,the accused have admitted that they had been involved in drug peddling and used to purchase the drugs from MP and Rajasthan and then sell it to their customers in Ludhiana.
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