10 yrs' sentence for smuggling opium

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Neemuch, MP, May 8 (UNI) A special court here has sentenced a drug peddler to 10 years' imprisonment on the charge of smuggling opium and fined him Rs one lakh.

According to prosecution, a central narcotics bureau team had seized 792 kg opium from a vehicle while it was being conveyed illegally on June 6, 2005. Two people travelling in the vehicle fled.

Rajasthan's Bheelwada-based vehicle owner Vasudev Regar was arrested.

Judge Dinesh Nayak delivered the verdict yesterday taking Vasudev as a co-accomplice.

UNI XC-PS 1641

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