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Mohali: Nigerian woman held with 1 kg Heroin
Mohali, January 14, 2022:
The Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) of Mohali police arrested a Nigerian woman for possessing one-kilogram Heroin on Thursday here.
The accused has been identified as Faith (28), who was staying in Vikas Nagar, New Delhi.
Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Navjot Singh Mahal informed that the accused was nabbed by the CIA team following a tip-off that a Nigerian woman was planning to supply drugs to her customers in Phase 7 here. Acting on this information, the cops arrested her and on checking, 1 kg Heroin was recovered from her possession.
"During the preliminary investigation, we found that she was into the drug peddling for a long time. She used to purchase the drug from Delhi and sell it to her customers here at higher prices. Through her remand, a thorough investigation can be done," said the SSP.
A case has been registered against the accused woman under Sections 21, 61, and 85 of the NDPS Act at the Mataur police station.
Major recoveries by Mohali Police in last one month:
SSP Navjot Singh Mahal also said that during the last month, the police successfully arrested 58 persons in 40 cases. In these cases, 1,83,343 intoxicated tablets, 5.5 kg opium, 1.73 kg Heroin, and 159 intoxicated injections have been recovered.
Under the Excise Act, 74 persons have been arrested in 40 criminal cases. 25000-litre ENA and 2817 litre illicit liquor have been recovered, said SSP Mahal.
He also said that five pistols, 13 live cartridges, and a rifle were also recovered by the police during the last 30-45 days.
Along with these, the police also arrested 30 proclaimed offenders (POs) in this period.
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