More often, onion-laden trucks are used to ferry contraband

Punjab Police tightens grip on drug smuggling

With the Punjab Police tightening its grip on the drug trade, smugglers are now adopting new ways to evade arrests by shipping drugs in very little quantities to avoid detection. Adding to this, onion-laden trucks are used to ferry contrabands because the pungent smell of onions can cover up the smell of drugs.

Punjab IG, (HQ), Sukhchain Singh Gill, sad during a press briefing: “It has also been observed that supply from Abohar and Ferozepur sides are increasing and drug suppliers are now preferring public transport to smuggle drugs. Intoxicant tablets are majorly being supplied to Uttar Pradesh-Delhi side from areas of Saharanpur, Ghaziabad, Bahadurgarh via Haryana, while opium and poppy husk are mostly coming from the Madhya Pradesh-Rajasthan belt.”

Bigger shipments are being concealed in onion consignments.


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