Chandigarh, Mar 1 : Continuing with the crackdown on drug-peddlers, Haryana Police has arrested two persons on the charges of drug peddling from Sirsa district and recovered 2 kg 580 gram opium worth Rs five lakh from their possession.
Stating this here on Friday, a Police department spokesman said that both the accused were arrested by the sleuths of Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) Sirsa during a raid following a tip-off from bus stop of village Bhangu in the district. The arrested accused were identified as Ramkumar, a resident of village Bhangu and Joginder Mehta of Sirsa. He said after receiving specific information about the suspects, the police team acted swiftly and nabbed the duo along with the contraband.
He said that CIA team during patrolling has got specific inputs concerned with the smuggling of narcotics. On getting information, the team immediately swung into action and arrested two suspicious persons roaming near bus stop of village Bhangu. When searched, one kg 680 gram opium was recovered from Ramkumar, the other accused arrested on the charges of possessing 900 gram opium.
During interrogation, it was revealed that the seized contraband was to be supplied in Sirsa, Badagudha and Punjab areas. A case was registered against them under provisions of the NDPS Act. He said that Police is taking stern action against those involved in smuggling of narcotics under a special drive. Earlier also, two Jharkhand residents were nabbed by CIA Sirsa on February 20 and 3 kilogram opium was recovered from them. (UNI)