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Jalandhar Commissionerate Police arrest 3 drug peddlers, seize 48 kg heroin; bust international syndicate

Syndicate’s network stretches across borders, linking Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, Pakistan and Canada, alongside a domestic network in Jammu and Kashmir and Gujarat

Jalandhar Commissionerate Police arrest 3 drug peddlers, seize 48 kg heroin; bust international syndicate

The police also seize Rs 21 lakh, a cash-counting machine, and three high-end vehicles.



Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, April 29

In a major crackdown against drugs, Jalandhar Commissionerate Police led by Commissioner of Police Swapan Sharma has busted an international drug racket by arresting three persons and recovering 48 kg heroin from them.

Giving details, the Commissioner of Police described it as the biggest haul of drugs ever recovered by the Commissionerate Police in the city. 

He said that on a tip-off, the Commissionerate Police organised a special checking in the city during which a Toyota Innova was stopped near Y-point Bhagat Singh Colony Bypass.

However, the driver tried to flee from the spot but the police managed to stop the car, Swapan Sharma said. Upon search of the vehicle, 8 kg of heroin, hidden in a bag, was recovered.

The Commissioner of Police said the police arrested driver Satnam Singh alias Babbi, a resident of Dhandiyan in Nawashehar district.

An FIR was registered against him.

During the investigation, it came into light that the accused was associated with Aman Rozi and her husband Hardeep Singh in the drug network.

Swapan Sharma said that acting on the information, the police nabbed both suspects from the Nakodar-Jalandhar Road and recovered 40 kg heroin from them. In total, Rs 21 lakh, three vehicles, including a Toyota Innova, a Mahindra XUV and a Hyundai Verna, along with a cash- counting machine have been recovered.

The Commissioner of Police said further inquiry revealed that Satnam had a previous involvement in a drug-related case in 2017, leading to his contact with a larger drug network when he was in the Hoshiarpur jail. After securing bail, he connected with major drug kingpins and began ordering heroin in large quantities.

In 2023, Satnam’s son, Manjit Singh, was arrested in connection with another drug case in Jammu, leading to the recovery of significant amounts of drugs, money, vehicles and other assets.

Swapan Sharma said that Satnam’s son-in-law, Hardeep Singh, played a key role in distributing heroin across various districts, often using multiple vehicles for transportation.

The Commissioner of Police added that Hardeep’s wife, Aman Rozi, also participated in the distribution activities and maintained financial records.

He said that police have successfully disrupted a multi-country drug network with international connections across Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, Pakistan and Canada, as well as a local network operating in Jammu and Kashmir and Gujarat.

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