In the first case, the anti-narcotics cell-1 of Ludhiana police arrested Pankaj Kumar, originally belonging to Uttar Pradesh and currently staying at Kirpal Nagar in Ludhiana, with 125g heroin. ADCP (Crime) Rupinder Kaur Sran said acting on a tip-off, a police check-post was set up at a strategic place and the accused was stopped for checking when he was going on a motorcycle.
Ludhiana police also arrested two accused — Yogesh Chopra of Basant Vihar and Sajan Kumar of Sundar Nagar — with 480 intoxicating tablets.
Police officials said acting on a tip-off, cops raided Shivpuri chowk area and arrested the duo with tablets.
In third case, Ludhiana police arrested a couple — Jot Singh and Putli Devi of Giaspura — with 260g ganja. Cops said the couple was stopped at a checkpost at Eastman chowk. During checking, police recovered ganja from them.
Meanwhile, Sahnewal police have booked a man who had allegedly booked a courier for a person in Canada and sent opium in it. The accused was identified as Amandeep Singh of Mohali.
The complainant, Mayank Chauhan, who works as a supervisor with a courier company at Tandhari Kalan, told cops that on Thursday, the accused had booked a courier to Bantjit Singh of Brampton Canada which contained clothes. But the X-ray examination of the courier revealed the presence of narcotics.
Police later inspected the courier and seized 850g opium in it. Police later booked the accused under NDPS Act.
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