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Peddlers, smugglers find new ways to evade cops

Peddlers, smugglers find new ways to evade cops

Archit Watts

Tribune News Service

Muktsar, September 12

With the crackdown against drug peddlers and liquor smugglers continuing, those involved in such activities have adopted a different strategy to secure their stock from the cops. They are now concealing their consignments in graveyards and even in piles of faecal waste.

On Monday, the police, acting on a tip-off, dug up a pit at the local graveyard and found 54 bottles of country liquor smuggled from Haryana. The bottles were kept in a bag and buried in a pit.

ASI Gurtej Singh, investigating officer, said, “We had some information that residents of Adarsh Nagar here were selling Haryana-made liquor. Then a pit was dug up in the nearby graveyard and 54 bottles of liquor were found from there. A case under the Excise Act has been registered and efforts are afoot to identify the accused.”

Similarly, 6,500 sedative pills were found from a heap of human and cow faeces at Jhorar village near Malout town on Monday.

Deputy Singh, a village resident, in his complaint to the police said when he was removing a pile of faecal waste from outside his house with a tractor, he found a black bag. He then informed the village sarpanch, who called the police. In the bag, there were a large number of sedative pills. A case has been registered under the NDPS Act at Malout police station.

ASI Gurlal Singh, investigating officer, said, “It seems to be a new way to hide the drugs. We have registered a case against unidentified persons and started efforts to trace the accused.”

Parveen Bansal, coordinator, anti-drug committee, Muktsar district, said, “After such incidents, our fight has become four-cornered as we have to deal with some black sheep in the system, drug peddlers, drug addicts and politicians shielding these people.”

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