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6.4 quintal poppy husk worth Rs 22 lakh seized in Haryana's Jind district

ANI | Updated: Jun 13, 2020 22:54 IST


Chandigarh (Haryana) [India], June 13 (ANI): Haryana Police on Saturday seized 640-kilogram of poppy husk, worth Rs 22 lakh, from a truck in Jind district and made a consequent arrest, as per the Haryana Police spokesperson on Saturday.
The stock of poppy husk was seized during a raid, as per the spokesperson, conducted by a team of Sadar police station, Narwana.
"With the seizure of 640 kg poppy husk from a truck in Jind district, Haryana Police have once again foiled an attempt to push a big drug consignment into the State. Police have arrested an accused in this connection," Haryana Police spokesperson said in a release.

"Initial investigations revealed that the contraband was being smuggled from Rajashtan. The estimated value of seized drugs was around Rs 22 lakh," the release added.
A case under the relevant provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act was registered against the accused, the release stated.
Haryana Police have taken the accused on remand, as per the release, to ascertain the involvement of others in this racket of drug peddling.
Further investigation in the case is underway. (ANI)

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