Haryana STF seizes 8.5 kg of Opium, 5 held

Chandigarh, May 30 (Agency) The Special Task Force (STF) of Haryana police have seized 8.5 kg of opium from Kaithal and Kurukshetra districts and arrested five people on the charges of drug trafficking. A police spokesperson informed on Sunday that in the first case, STF team after getting a tip-off recovered 3.5 kg of opium from the possession of three individuals near Cheeka in Kaithal. Arrested accused were identified as Ajay Ram of Jharkhand,Harbans Singh and Ramjeet Singh of Punjab.

A car was also recovered from the accused. In another case, STF received secret information that a truck going from Delhi towards Chandigarh could have large quantities of opium. Based on this, police intercepted the vehicle and recovered 5 kg of opium from two people near Shahabad in Kurukshetra. Initial probe revealed that both of them used to buy opium from Jharkhand and sell it at higher prices in different districts of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. The arrested were identified as Irshad and Mohammad, both natives of Jharkhand. A case has been registered against them. Further investigation is underway.