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Ludhiana Police bust interstate gang of drug smugglers

Ludhiana: In yet another breakthrough, Ludhiana Commissionerate Police have busted an inter-state drugs peddling gang involved in supply of Ganja, opium and poppy husk into Punjab.

The police have arrested four members of this gang along with the recovery of 2.04 quintals of Ganja, 3 KG Poppy Husk, and 500 Grams of opium, which was being pumped into Punjab from Oddisa.

Divulging the details, Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that on a tip off CIA Staff-I had laid a trap on GT Road Sahnewal when they stopped two truck bearing number PB 23M 5617, and PB10 CW 6731 coming from Mandi Gobindgarh side.

He said that on the search of the truck in presence of ACP (Detective) Harbinder Singh, the Police recovered 2.04 quintals of Ganja, 3 kg poppy husk and 500 grams of opium.

The police apprehended truck drivers Avninder Singh and Pushpinder Singh, both residents of Village Kehra, Ludhiana along with truck owners Kuldeep Singh and Gurjeet Singh, both residents of Fagehgarh Sahib.

The CP said that during the investigation the accused revealed that he had been carrying out this smuggling network in the garb of transportation business. They delivered medicines and tyres to Bhubaneswar, Odisha from there.

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