Amritsar police bust an international drug smuggling network

Man involved in smuggling of 40kg heroin from Pakistan through a plastic pipe nabbed

Amritsar police bust an international drug smuggling network

Harpreet Singh alias Happy. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh/Amritsar, September 13

In a major breakthrough, Punjab Police on Monday arrested an international smuggler identified as Harpreet Singh alias Happy, a resident of village Chawinda Kalan in Amritsar, for his role in the smuggling of 40kg heroin-consignment, which was recovered at Indo-Pak Border.

Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Dinkar Gupta said the police have also recovered 1kg heroin from the possession of Happy, who was arrested by the Amritsar police from village Chheharta in Amritsar.

Police have also impounded his Splendor motorcycle, he added.

Amritsar rural police had earlier foiled a major drug smuggling bid by recovering 39 packets of heroin, weighing 40.81 kg, in the Panjgraian Border Outpost (BOP) area of Amritsar on August 21.

DGP Dinkar Gupta said the investigations carried out so far had pointed to Happy’s nexus with international-based drug smugglers and gangsters.

“His (Happy) links with smugglers in Pakistan and smuggler Jagga, who works from Malaysia are also being deeply probed,” he added.

Commissioner of Police (CP) Amritsar Vikram Jeet Duggal said the police are carrying out further investigations to unravel the international drug supply network operating in the state.

Meanwhile, a case has been registered under section 21 of the NDPS Act at police station Chheharta in Amritsar.

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