Police crack down on known drug village of Punjab
Under its special drive against the drug menace, more than 400 policemen, including large number of women police constabulary even from the adjoining districts, today crack downed village 'Daulewala' of Moga district.
The district is known for its drugs trafficking and one would be suprised to know that the entire population of 400 house holds of the village was involved in drug smuggling. The operation Daulewala continued for more than five hours and lasted till noon.
Claiming this evening, Ferozepur range DIG Amar Singh Chahal and Moga SSP S Bhoopati told mediapersons that Moga SPG and Moga SP(D) Bhupinder Singh and Harjit Singh Pannu fully assisted the crackdown and made the operation successful.
The entire village was surrounded by 400 policemen during early hours and none of the resident was allowed to go out or to come in the village. Each and every house was searched by the police.
According to the DIG and the SSP during the operation Police seized atleast three vehicles, 14 motorcycles without valid documents and more than Rs four lakhs in cash which the drug peddlers of the village collected after supplying the drugs.
Apart from this police also seized 255 gram heroin, more than 67 KG poppy husk, illicit liquor 75 botles, one working stil with 20 kg lahan and 150 gram intoxicant powder, they added.
The DIG also said, 'We have been directed by the state Headquarter (DGP) to act tough against drug peddlers and asked not to spare even the policemen allegedly involved in drug smuggling. The high prevalence of drugs in the area is also reflected from today's seizure made by the police in special operation.'
He also said the police had identified the drug trafficking and addiction pattern in this area and especially in this village Daulewala that indicates that this areas is affected by the menace of drug.
(Posted on 24-05-2014)