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Punjab police strikes again: 5kg heroin seized in Amritsar, three arrested

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Annesha Barua -- July 02nd 2024 06:12 PM
Punjab police strikes again: 5kg heroin seized in Amritsar, three arrested

Punjab police strikes again: 5kg heroin seized in Amritsar, three arrested

PTC News Desk: In a significant development in the ongoing anti-drug campaign led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, Counter Intelligence (CI) Amritsar has made a major bust, arresting three drug smugglers and seizing 5kg of heroin, announced Punjab's Director General of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav on Tuesday.

This marks the second instance today where a 5kg heroin consignment has been intercepted in Amritsar, adding to a total of 27.2kg recovered in less than a week.

The arrested individuals are identified as Rasal Singh from Naushehra village in Tarn Taran, Jaskaran Singh from Vanieke in Amritsar, and Amritpal Singh from Sahura in Amritsar. Along with the narcotics, the police also confiscated a Yamaha Scooter with registration number PB-02-DW-4187, which was used by one of the suspects.

DGP Gaurav Yadav explained that CI Amritsar received credible information about Rasal Singh, Jaskaran Singh, and Amritpal Singh retrieving a large drug consignment dropped via drone at border village Dhanoe, under Gharinda Police Station's jurisdiction.

Acting swiftly on this intelligence, CI Amritsar teams, led by DSP CI Balbir Singh, set up a checkpoint at Baghdhian Morh in Ranike village, Amritsar, where they apprehended the suspects with 5kg of heroin. Investigations revealed that the arrested individuals were directly linked to drug smugglers based in Pakistan.

The entire search and seizure process was recorded on video in the presence of a Gazetted Officer, complying with New criminal laws. Further investigations are underway to trace the origins and destinations of the seized narcotics.

A case, FIR No. 37 under sections 21, 25, and 29 of the NDPS Act, has been registered at the State Special Operation Cell Police Station in Amritsar regarding this incident.


June 28: After seizing 9.2 kg (8.2 kg 1 kg) of heroin from the traffickers' possession, Amritsar Commissionerate Police arrested three drug traffickers and dismantled two distinct cross-border drug smuggling networks run by smugglers headquartered in Pakistan.

 June 29: Amritsar Rural Police apprehended six people after discovering eight kilograms of heroin and three handguns in their possession, breaking up two more drug smuggling rings supported by Pakistan.

July 2: Following the discovery of 5 kilograms of heroin in the possession of drug smuggler Lakhwinder Singh, also known as Lakha of Khemkaran, Amritsar Commissionerate Police detained him.

July 2: After locating 5 kilogram of heroin in their possession, Counter Intelligence Amritsar has detained three drug smugglers.

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