Punjab Man Booked by Gurugram Police for Trying to Courier Opium to US

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A Punjab resident has been arrested in Gurugram for allegedly trying to send opium to a US address via courier. The package was scanned at the courier office and the State Narcotics Control Bureau team was called. The name of the sender on the package is of a Tarn Taran resident and the police say he will be arrested soon.

The incident took place yesterday, May 25, when a courier company employees spotted something fishy while scanning a package. They informed the officials and a team from the State Narcotics Control Bureau reached the location. On opening the package, the officials found two packets of opium hidden inside two Dabur Chyawanprash boxes.

ASI Mahender Singh of Haryana State Narcotics Control Bureau filed a complaint and said, “In the parcel, 4 pairs of shoes, 6 jeans, 1 lower, 6 shirts, 1 capri, 14 t-shirts and 2 boxes of Dabur Chyawanprash of 1 kg each were found. When I cut the box of Chyawanprash and checked it, I found that it had Chyawanprash on the top, while there was some black substance in a plastic bag at the bottom. When this bag ws opened and checked, opium was found inside. On checking the second box, opium was also found hidden inside. Both the packets were seized, which contained 422 and 420 gms of opium.”

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He shared that the parcel was shipped by Lakhbir Singh, a resident of Tarn Taran, Punjab. It was addressed to Surendra Singh in Bakersfield, California in US.

An FIR has been registered under Section 18 (c) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) act at Udyog Vihar police station. Inspector Anil Kumar, SHO of Udyog Vihar police station shared that the parcel has been seized and the suspect, who has been booked, will be arrested soon.

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