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NARCOTICS CONTROL BUREAU SEIZED 465 KG POPPY HUSK AND 2.650 KG OPIUM SMUGGLED FROM MADHYA PRADESH, 3 NABBED

March 03, 2019 02:41 PM

Chandigarh/Ludhiana (Face2News)

On the basis of specific information, NCB Chandigarh Zonal Unit put surveillance at Essar Petrol Pump, near Lehra Toll Plaza on Ludhiana Malerkotla Road in the night of march 2 and intercepted a truck bearing registration No. PB-10-DZ-4613 and one TATA Indica car bearing registration No. PB-10-CK-4496 which came to receive the delivery.

During the search, 2.650 kg of opium and 495.200 kgs. of Poppy straw was seized. The seized drugs were kept under the loaded truck with Solar setting panels and machinery parts.

Three persons have been arrested so far. All the arrested persons belong to Ludhiana district of Punjab. Further investigation is going on. The source of seized drugs was from Madhya Pradesh and was destined to Ludhiana, Punjab for local consumption. This is the 12th seizure of narcotics drugs during this year by Narcotics Control Bureau, Chandigarh.  

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