Tribune News Service
Amritsar, September 13
In a big breakthrough, the Punjab Police today arrested an international smuggler, identified as Harpreet Singh, alias Happy, a resident of Chawinda Kalan village in Amritsar, and confiscated 1kg heroin from his possession.
Terming it a “big catch”, the police claimed Happy was instrumental in the smuggling of 40 kg heroin consignment that was recovered in the Ramdas area along the Pakistan border last month.
In a statement, DGP Dinkar Gupta said the Amritsar City police arrested Happy from the Chheharta area. The police have also impounded a motorcycle, he added.
The Amritsar Rural police had earlier foiled a drug smuggling bid by recovering 39 packets of heroin, weighing 40.81 kg, in the Panjgraian border outpost area of Amritsar on August 21.
Investigations revealed Happy was having links with smugglers in Pakistan and smuggler Jagga, who operated from Malaysia.
Commissioner of Police Vikram Jeet Duggal said the police were carrying out further investigations to unravel the international drug supply network operating in the state.
A case under Section 21 of the NDPS Act has been registered at the Chheharta police station in Amritsar.
2 kg heroin seized along border
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