11-kg heroin seized, 4 smugglers held

Market value of contraband is Rs55 crore; Rs11.25 lakh drug money also seized

11-kg heroin seized, 4 smugglers held

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, November 17

The Jalandhar rural police on Tuesday arrested four smugglers and recovered 11 kg of heroin from their possession worth Rs 55 crore in the international market.

The recovery was made at a naka laid at Malsian in Shahkot when policemen intercepted an i20 car (HR-26-BQ-4401). SSP Dr Sandeep Garg, SP (Investigation) Manpreet Dhillon, Shahkot DSP Varinder Pal Singh and Shahkot SHO Surinder Kumar shared the information about the recovery made this morning.

The accused were identified as Harjinder Pal (27), alias Kala, Sanjit (34) and Ranjit Singh (20), all residents of Ferozepur, and Kishan Singh (32) of Ganganagar. A recovery of Rs 2.25 lakh was made from Harjinder, Rs 3.10 lakh from Sanjiv, Rs 3.50 lakh from Kishan Singh and Rs 2.40 lakh was found from the dashboard of the car. A case under Sections 21-C, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused.

Sharing the background of the accused, the SSP said, “While Class X pass Kishan Singh was engaged as a driver, Sanjit, a graduate, was employed in a finance company. Ranjit and Harjinder Pal, who are matriculate, are into farming. We are yet to interrogate them regarding their involvement in other cases. We will also track their forward and backward links in the smuggling racket.”

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