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Ludhiana STF arrest 2 men, seize 10kg opium

Published : Nov 25, 2017, 5:55 pm IST
Updated : Nov 25, 2017, 5:55 pm IST

The accused duo revealed that opium was worth Rs 80,000 per kg and would have sold for Rs 2,00,000 per kg.

The duo are under a five day remand. (Photo: ANI)
 The duo are under a five day remand. (Photo: ANI)

Ludhiana: Ludhiana's Special Task Force (STF) recently arrested two men carrying a large cache of opium weighing 10 kg.

The accused namely Jatinder Singh and Raghuvinder Singh belong to Uttar Pradesh's Lakahnpur District and had come with an intention of selling the drugs, the Ludhiana Police confirmed.

"The men were carrying drugs in a car which has been seized by the STF," said Ludhiana Superintendent of Police Gurpreet Kaur.

SP Kaur also said that during interrogation, the accused duo revealed that they brought opium worth Rs 80,000 per kg and would have sold it for Rs 2,00,000 per kg.

One of the accused, Jitendra Singh, already has another case registered under his name in 2008 and was on the run.

The police took the duo under five-day remand.

Tags: special task force (stf), drugs, superintendent of police
Location: India, Punjab, Ludhiana