Haryana

HARYANA POLICE FOILED ATTEMPT OF INTERSTATE DRUG PEDDLERS TO SMUGGLE HUGE CONSIGNMENT, 226 KG POPPY HUSK RECOVERED

June 24, 2020 09:57 PM

Chandigarh/Kaithal (Face2News)

Haryana Police has foiled an attempt of interstate drug peddlers to smuggle a huge consignment of narcotics into the state through Mahindra XUV. The Police had recovered 9 gunny bags weighing 226 kg 800 gram poppy husk during night patrolling in district Kaithal.

Giving this information here today, a Haryana Police spokesperson informed that the consignment of drugs was seized from an area near Punjab border in Kaithal district when the drug peddlers abandoned the vehicle in the fields and ran away taking advantage of darkness. During the investigation, a fake registration number plate was found affixed on the vehicle.

As part of a campaign against drugs, a police team was on night patrolling near Punjab border in the district. When the police signaled a vehicle coming from the Punjab side to stop, the driver drove it towards the fields. During the chase, the driver and the person sitting on his side fled to the fields, leaving the vehicle abandoned. When searched, the police party recovered 9 gunny bags with each bag weighing around 25 kg 200 gram of poppy husk worth Rs20 lakh.

As part of a campaign against drugs, a police team was on night patrolling near Punjab border in the district. When the police signaled a vehicle coming from the Punjab side to stop, the driver drove it towards the fields. During the chase, the driver and the person sitting on his side fled to the fields, leaving the vehicle abandoned. When searched, the police party recovered 9 gunny bags with each bag weighing around 25 kg 200 gram of poppy husk worth Rs20 lakh.

Police team conducted a search operation in the area for 2 hours till 3 am, but the accused escaped by taking advantage of the darkness. At the same time, a police party had been dispatched in Samana area of Punjab to nab the peddlers.

In a separate incident, a team of CIA had arrested two accused on the charges of possessing drugs and seized 6 kg 500 gram ganja from them in Nuh district. A case under NDPS Act has been registered against them and further investigation is underway.

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