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2 people arrested by STF for the possession of heroin and smack

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Special task force (STF) Ludhiana, arrested two people in case of drug peddling on Sunday. They recovered 190gm smack and 212gm heroin from their possession.

In the first case, the STF arrested Harmel Singh of Kot Gangu Rai village in Koom Kalan and recovered 190gm smack from him. Ludhiana STF in-charge inspector Harbans Singh said they arrested the accused, who worked at a feed factory in Kohara, near the Vardhman vegetable market following a tip-off. The accused told the STF that he, along with his accomplice Harmanjit Singh of Kuba village in Samrala, used to procure smack from Zirakpur and sell it among the addicts here. “Harmanjit used to contact the addicts, while Harmel would deliver the consignment to them,” he added.

In the second case, the STF arrested Ajay Kumar, 23, of Sanjay Gandhi Colony, and recovered 212 gm heroin. The STF nabbed the accused near a water tank on Chandigarh Road and also recovered an electronic weighing gadget and 45 empty packets from his possession.

The accused told the STF that he is an addict and indulged in peddling to fund his addiction. He said he procures heroin from a Haibowal resident. A case under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused at the STF police station in Mohali.

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