*1325 kg poppy husk and 53,000 tramadol pills seized, four arrested
Chandigarh/Haryana – In a major drug haul, Haryana Police has seized 1325 kg 380 gram poppy husk by intercepting a truck in Sonipat district and 53000 tramadol tablets, a prohibited pharma drug, from Kaithal district. Five persons also arrested in this connection.
Giving this information here today, a spokesperson of Haryana Police said that in a first case, Special Task Force (STF) team during patrolling near Devi Lal park in Sonipat had got a tip-off that drug traffickers were going to pass through here with the drugs in the truck. On receiving this information, the team put up barricades and intercepted a truck bearing UP registration number. When searched, police found several bags having 1325 kg 380 gram poppy husk. The seized consignment was concealed under the empty crates.
Initial investigations revealed that accused had brought the seized contraband from Shahjahanpur in Kakhimpur Khiri, UP for supply in Gannaur area. Arrested accused were identified as Ramlakhan, a resident of village Jaitpoor district Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, Mohd. Aatik of village Paladi in UP, Sarun and Ali Hasan, both resident of village Hasanpur, district Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
In another crackdown, Crime Branch team has busted an interstate gang involved in drug-peddling after it seized 53,000 tramadol tablets from a car in Kaithal district. Police has also nabbed driver identified as Lovepeet alias Love, a resident of Hanspura Dera Gaon Noch, Kaithal. However, other accused identified as Satpal alias Satta of Samana Punjab managed to escape. He will be arrested shortly. Cases under the provisions of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) Act were registered against them in different Police Stations. Further investigation is underway.