Shimla: In a major haul, police in Chamba on a night patrol nabbed four drug dealers with 109 kilograms of high altitude charas valued at about Rs 1.10 crores in the international market.
RP Jaswal, station house officer Chambe Sadar over phone disclosed that he along with two head constables and four constables on a night patrol nabbed Chan Ram (25), Prem Lal (28), Nanak Chand (45) and Tek Ram (30) on a lonely road at about 18 kilometers outside Chamba at 1.30 a.m on Tuesday.
“Seeing these people taking a jungle road at that hour got us suspicious. All the four were subject to a spot check,” said Jaswal.
Two were with back packs and the other two were carrying gunny bags. They were all containing the contraband, he said.
The people arrested belong to Jassurgarh and Tikrigarh area of Tissa.
All four were produced in court, later in the day and have been remanded to eight days of police remand.
It may be mentioned that about two months ago, a night patrol party from the same police station had made the largest heroin catch in the state. The heroin was suspected to have Afghanistan origins as it had markings in Urdu on the packing and had reportedly made its way through the heavily guarded interstate border of Doda in Jammu.