Ludhiana, Nov.27 (ANI): Punjab Police seized at least one kilogram of cocaine worth 100 million rupees from Sahnewal village in Ludhiana district of Punjab state on Friday (November 27).
Acting on a tip-off, the sleuths of Punjab Police nabbed Seema Devi and Somu, both hailing from the neighbouring state of Haryana when the duo alighted from a Haryana Roadways bus at Sahnewal village.
While the police recovered 700 grams of cocaine from Somu, the rest of the contraband was recovered from Seema Devi.
Addressing the media persons, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sukhchan Singh Gill, said that the duo is being interrogated to ascertain their source, target and also the network.
"Sahnewal police arrested two persons - Seema Devi and Somu. We have recovered one kilogram of cocaine in total from them. 700 grams were recovered from the man and 300 grams from the woman Seema Devi. Somu is the brother-in-law of Seema Devi. We have estimated the value of cocaine to be rupees 10 crore (100 million rupees) in international market. Cocaine is the costliest drug. We will know about the forward linkages subsequently after interrogation," said Sukhchan Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Ludhiana.
The arrested duo-Seema Devi and Somu-have been booked under the, the Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985.
The NDPS Act sets out the statutory framework for drug law enforcement in India. (ANI)