The accused were identified as Baldev Singh Bhulla and Sukhdev Singh Sebu, both brothers, of Kot Mohamed Khan in Dharamkot of Moga District.
Giving details, SSP Ludhiana rural Rajbachan Singh Sandhu said that as part of anti-drugs drive initiated by them, a police party had got secret information that the accused are carrying drugs. He added that finding the information credible, a case was registered against the accused under sections of NDPS act at Sidhwan Bet police station.
Police officials said that acting on information, police party set up a check post in the area, and both the accused were nabbed with their silver colored Innova Car bearing registration number PB11AL-5555 and a white Scorpio bearing registration number PB02BQ-8071 and eight plastic bags, each containing 20 kilograms poppy husk were recovered from them. They added that during investigation three plastic bags, each containing 20 kilograms poppy husk alongwith drug money worth Rs. 31,500, a silver colored Alto car bearing registration number PB10EC-5766 and another black colored Alto car bearing registration number PB10BR-6853 were also recovered from the accused.
Police said that the accused have disclosed that they had purchased this poppy husk from the notorious smuggler Bittu of Dhaulewal, Moga and Labhu of Dhaulewal, Moga whose father Pippal Singh has been undergoing sentence of 10 years imprisonment in some case under NDPS Act. It added that both the accused of the present case are involved in various other cases registered under NDPS Act registered at various Police Stations.
“Moreover, accused Baldev Singh is already convicted with ten years imprisonment in some case who is now on bail after undergoing four years imprisonment. As, these accused are connected with other notorious smugglers their police remand will be sought and minute investigation will be conducted,” Police said. It added that their income and property will also be verified and will be attached as per procedure.