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3 peddlers held with 6 kg of heroin, cash

3 peddlers held with 6 kg of heroin, cash

Three accused in custody of CIA staff in Amritsar on Friday.



Tribune News Service

Amritsar, February 23

CIA staff confiscated 6 kg of heroin from three persons from a rural area in Ajnala subdivision here on Friday. The police also seized Rs 1.70 lakh of drug money from their possession.

Satinder Singh, SSP, Amritsar Rural Police, said the accused were identified as Lakhbir Singh, a resident of Bathinda, Mandeep Singh, alias Gora, and Hartej Singh of Chogwan in Lopoke. Lakhbir had been residing in Amritsar for the past few months.

“The police got a specific input that the trio was involved in cross-border drug peddling and that they were going towards Ajnala from Kotli Amb village. CIA staff laid a naka and arrested the trio who were riding two bikes,” he said.

During search, the police seized 6-kg heroin and the drug money from their possession. They were produced in a local court and brought on police remand for further investigations.

DSP Inderjit Singh said so far, the police did not find any FIR registered against them in past. The informer told the police that they had sneaked in several drug consignments in the past also. The drugs were apparently smuggled with the help of drones.

“We are trying to establish their backward and forward links to smash the drug racket in cross-border drug smuggling,” he said.

A case under Sections 21-C, 27-A, 25, 29, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against them.

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