JAIPUR: Lalgarh police in Sri Ganganagar has seized 90 kg of poppy seeds from a house in Lalgarh on Monday. Lalgarh SHO Tejwant Singh said that acting on a tip-off, they raided a house and recovered the seeds.
“Arrested Amandeep is a resident of Takhrawalli area in Lalgarh. He revealed to have bought the drugs from Jodhpur and have been selling locally,” said Singh.
The estimated cost of the drug is between Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 3 lakh. Police said the area has several addicts of poppy since it was legally available until some time ago through licensed shops.
“Since the shops no longer exist, several youths have engaged in the illegal trade of selling poppy to customers,” said Singh. Police said poppy enters areas bordering Punjab via Chittorgarh and Jodhpur.