Lucknow, Feb. 13 -- With the recovery of 7.5 quintal of opium pod husk, the UP Special Task Force (STF) on Wednesday claimed to have unearthed an interstate gang of drug peddlers in Hardoi. The STF team arrested two people who were carrying the opium husk hidden in a truck from Jharkhand to Bareilly district. A senior STF official said the arrested accused were identified as Bareilly resident Bharat Singh and Nasarudeen Miya of Palamu in Jharkhand. They confessed they were carriers and were given contract by one Jackie to deliver the consignment to Akbar Khan of Bareilly, he said.HTC

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