Two persons were arrested with 3 kg of heroin and 200 grams of opium during an operation here by the Punjab Police's Counter Intelligence (CI) wing, an official said today.
CI sleuths had received information about a drugs consignment being smuggled by a gang last night and conducted a raid in an area here, said Additional Inspector General of Police-CI Narinder Pal Singh Sidhu.
The accused were identified as Mukhtiar Singh alias Kali and Gurnam Singh alias Thammu, both residents of Fattewala Hithar villages, and Surjit Singh, a resident of Pojo Ke Uthar village, he said.
Surjit Singh managed to escape.
They had procured agricultural land on contract basis and they were allegedly involved in the smuggling of drugs, the officer said.
The accused were associated with two other gangs from Ferozepur run by Samar Singh alias Sharma of Maste Ke village and Sandip Singh of Nihala Kilcha village, Sidhu said
The drugs were siezed from a tractor-trolley, he said, adding that the consignment was for Sandip Singh and Samar Singh.
The arrested have been booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
"Mukhtiar Singh has confessed to his involvement in drug peddling and said he had received two consignments of drug previously which were delivered to Sandip Singh and Samar Singh," the AIG said AIG.
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