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Punjab Police arrest one suspect with 12 kg of heroin smuggled from Pakistan

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- October 23rd 2023 02:55 PM -- Updated: October 23rd 2023 06:26 PM
Punjab Police arrest one suspect with 12 kg of heroin smuggled from Pakistan

Punjab Police arrest one suspect with 12 kg of heroin smuggled from Pakistan

Amritsar, October 23: The Punjab Police have busted a cross-border drug smuggling racket being operated by USA-based smuggler Sarwan Singh with the arrest of one person with 12 kg of heroin, DGP Gaurav Yadav informed on Monday. Sarwan Singh, who is carrying Rs 2 lakh reward on his head, is the brother of infamous drug smuggler Ranjeet alias Cheeta and is wanted in a 532-kg heroin haul case, in which the latter was arrested in May 2020. Ranjit Cheeta was the mastermind behind the smuggling of 532 packets of heroin which were seized by the Customs Department at ICP Attari in July 2019 and is being investigated by the NIA. The arrested drug smuggler has been identified as Rahul of Naraingarh in Amritsar. Apart from seizing heroin, police teams have also impounded his Honda Amaze car, in which he was travelling. DGP Gaurav Yadav said following intel inputs that aides of Sarwan Singh have retrieved the heroin consignment dropped via drone and they are going to deliver it to someone, State Special Operation Cell (SSOC) Amritsar conducted a special police checking in the city area of Amritsar, and arrested accused Rahul after recovering 12 packets of heroin, weighing 1kg each, from his Honda Amaze car.



The DGP said as per preliminary investigations, the accused was directly in touch with USA-based smuggler Sarwan Singh and was supplying heroin across the state after importing it from Pakistan.

Sharing more details, AIG, SSOC, Amritsar, Sukhminder Singh Mann said further investigations were being conducted to probe the backward and forward linkages and unearth the whole network of drug suppliers, dealers and their buyers.

Efforts were being made to ascertain the total amount of narcotics procured by the arrested accused till date, he added.

A case has been registered under Sections 21, 25 and 29 of the NDPS Act.

- With inputs from agencies

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