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Punjab Police bust interstate drug smuggling racket

Amritsar, October 29

Punjab Police on Friday claimed to have busted an interstate drug smuggling racket with the seizure of an enormous amount of opium smuggled from Jharkhand.

Performing on a tip-off, a police group intercepted two vehicles on Ram Tirath Highway and searched them following which 17 kg of opium in addition to a pistol and Rs 1.10 lakh in money have been recovered, police mentioned.

Following the seizure, 4 folks, all Amritsar residents, have been arrested beneath the NDPS Act, police mentioned.

A case has been registered right here on this regard, police mentioned.

In the course of the preliminary investigations, it has come to mild that one of many arrested accused was earlier concerned in a case of restoration of seven kg of opium final yr, the police mentioned, including the case was registered on the Beas police station.

It has been revealed that the accused got here in contact with Jharkhand-based suppliers by means of their contact, presently lodged in Kapurthala jail.

Additional investigations are being carried out to unearth the entire community of drug suppliers, sellers and their consumers, police mentioned.

Efforts are on to establish the whole procurement and provide chain throughout totally different states, mentioned police. —PTI

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