Police officials with seized Poppy husk bags at Jagraon
Decade’s biggest Poppy husk seizure made in Punjab
By Raju William
Ludhiana, January 13, 2018: In what is being claimed as the biggest haul of the decade in Punjab, Ludhiana Rural police recovered about 30 Quintals Poppy husk worth over Rs one crore.
SSP Ludhiana Rural, Surjit Singh told babushahi.com that total 85 bags of the contraband containing 29 Quintals 75 Kilograms were recovered from Harmail Singh of village Hathoor and Gurparamjit aka Paramjit Singh of village Sidhwan Bet of Jagraon area in Ludhiana district.
The price of the seized contraband is estimated to be over Rs 1.20 crore. Both accused are cousins, added the SSP.
Both fled from the spot leaving the tractor-trolley on which they were carrying the contraband after being asked to stop at the police naka put up at at bridge of the canal in village Sherpur area.
Later, they were identified by Assistant Sub-Inspector Sayed Shakil, Incharge, Police Post Ghalib Kalan and Head Constable Darshan Singh and a case registered against them and two unknown persons at police station, Sadar, Jagraon.
The SSP said that raids were continuing to nab the accused.