Two held with contraband in ChandigarhBy IANS
Sunday, October 31, 2010
CHANDIGARH - Two residents of Himachal Pradesh have been arrested in Chandigarh with 1.5 kg of contraband, officials said Sunday.
On a tip-off, a trap was laid in Sector 22 here late Saturday and Brij Nath, 28, and Raju Malhotra, 32, both residents of Kullu, were arrested, an official of the Narcotics Control Bureau said.
“We have recovered 1.5 kg charas and over Rs.15 lakh from them. They brought it from Kullu valley and had to deliver it to a Chandigarh-based smuggler, who managed to escape from the spot,” the official said.
“We have also impounded the car in which they brought the contraband. They had come to the city to supply contraband earlier too.”
The official said the men had good contacts in discotheques and upscale hotels here. “Many cases earlier came to light where contraband was brought here from Kullu valley.”