Punjab police arrest three smugglers, recover drugs
The Punjab Police achieved a major success in its drive against cross-border smuggling of narcotics.
State Special Operation Cell of Amritsar, a unit of Counter Intelligence wing of Punjab police, arrested three smugglers along with possession of drugs.
The smugglers were identified as Jagjit Singh, Davinder Singh, Kuldip Singh and Harbinder Singh.
A specially constituted police party under the directions and supervision of Additional Inspector General (AIG), State Special Operation Cell, Punjab, Manmohan Singh, apprehended the smugglers from Fateh Garh Churian road in Amritsar and recovered 22 kilogrammes of heroin, live cartridges and Indian currency.
"Acting on a tip-off, we searched the vehicle and recovered 22 kgs of heroin, one pistol, 30 bore along with six live cartridges and 10 lakhs rupees. Cases have been registered against them and they have been arrested," said Singh.
Further investigation revealed that the smugglers have been indulging in cross-border smuggling and had recently procured two consignments of heroin from Pakistan, which they had disposed off as per the directions from Pakistani smugglers.
It was further revealed that the seized consignment was the third in past one month and the recovered pistol was part of the same.
The preliminary interrogation of the accused revealed that they had been using some grey areas in Gurdaspur sector to cross the consignments of heroin. Those grey areas and the entire network on both sides of fencing is being identified and tracked.
The exact locations used by the smugglers for smuggling the consignments are also being zeroed upon.
Investigations are being conducted on different lines to unearth the complete nexus and network of this gang. More arrests are likely in short span of time.
(Posted on 27-04-2014)