Narcotics smuggler arrested in Kaithal

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Kaithal, Sep 17 (UNI) Police arrested a narcotics smuggler following the recovery of 980 gm opium from his possession here last night.

The accused was booked under sections 18, 61 and 85 of Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and produced in local court today which sent him to judicial custody .

Police said that a police party on a tip off about the arrival of a drug smuggler from Ambala reached the local bus stand and laid a naka and started checking people.

The accused on noticing police presence tried to flee but was overpowered. During search, police recovered the opium from a polythene bag from him.

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