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Jalandhar police arrest two drug smugglers, seize 560 kg poppy husk

Police sources said that both revealed that their supplier’s son had also died due to drug addiction but still he did not leave this illegal trade.

560 kg poppy husk seized, 2 held in Punjab
The woman was also an accomplice of Surjit Singh Deepa, a notorious drug smuggler under arrest. (Representational Image)

Jalandhar (Rural) police arrested two alleged drug smugglers, including a woman with 560 kg of poppy husk. The woman arrested by police was earlier also sentenced for 10 years imprisonment under NDPS ACT and was out on bail after spending 31 months in jail. They used to bring consignments of poppy husk from Jammu & Kashmir for selling here for reaping huge margins, said police. The woman was also an accomplice of Surjit Singh Deepa, who was a notorious drug smuggler arrested long back.

Police said that they had information that Sukhbir Kaur (45) alias Shinder of village Arjunwal, under Adampur police station, was selling poppy husk on a large scale. In this regard case FIR No. 116 dated 15-07-2018 u/s 15 NDPS Act was registered in Maqsudan police station, district Jalandhar (Rural) and a naka was laid at Adda Kabulpur.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Jalandhar (Rural) , Navjot Singh Mahal, said: “One Tata Indigo car was spotted, which was signaled to stop and two occupants of the car who were identified as Baljit Singh (36) of village Haripur and Sukhbir Kaur were apprehended. DSP Digvijay Kapil, of Kartarpur, was called to the spot and search of the car conducted during which two sacks of poppy husk were recovered.” The SSP added that Sukhbir Kaur revealed during probe that Baljit Singh is a caretaker of an NRI’s house in Sukha Colony, Adampur where they had concealed remaining consignment of poppy husk. House was searched and 26 sacks of poppy husk recovered weigning five quintals.

According to police, she further revealed that she alongwith her accomplice Baljit Singh use to bring consignments of poppy husk from Jammu & Kashmir and use to sell the same at huge margins. Baljit Singh is a Class 12 pass out, who is married and has two children.

Police sources said that both revealed that their supplier’s son had also died due to drug addiction but still he did not leave this illegal trade.

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