Ludhiana: 3 smugglers arrested with 2.55-kg heroin, 5-kg opium

Ludhiana: 3 smugglers arrested with 2.55-kg heroin, 5-kg opium

A heroin smuggler in Special Task Force net in Ludhiana on Friday.

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 22

The Special Task Force nabbed three smugglers and recovered 2.55 kg of heroin, 5 kg of opium, Rs 66,500 drug money and a Maruti Dzire car from them.

The arrested smugglers have been identified as Madur Gupta (23) of Uttar Pradesh, Mangat Singh (55) of Satjot Nagar and Satinder Singh (57) of Phase-I, Dugri. A case under the NDPS Act was been registered against them yesterday.

The STF, Ludhiana, in-charge, Inspector Harbans Singh, said initially on October 18, the STF had arrested Mangat from Moti Nagar and recovered 1.05 kg of heroin, 1.5 kg of opium and Rs 14,500 drug money from him.

On Mangat’s disclosure another gang member Satinder was arrested with 500 gram of opium and Rs 52,000 drug money. Now on Mangat’s disclosures, the kingpin of the smuggling gang, Madhur, was arrested from near Patiala on October 21 and the police recovered 1.5 kg of heroin and 3 kg of opium from him.

Madhur had also written ‘Crime Intelligence Force’ on his Dzire car to give impression of police vehicle.

Madhur in his interrogation revealed that he is a B.Com student at Rohilkhand University, Uttar Pradesh, and he has been into smuggling for over two years. Even his father is a notorious smuggler.

Inspector Harbans said a Satinder and Mangat were sent to judicial custody, while Madhur is on three-day police remand.

Tribune Shorts


Top Stories

Consider stern travel curbs, booster shot: House panel

Consider stern travel curbs, booster shot: House panel

10 flyers from S Africa go missing in K’taka

Mumbai civic body mandates 7-day home quarantine of passengers from high-risk countries

Mumbai civic body mandates 7-day home quarantine of passengers from high-risk countries

The BMC issues the order as Mumbai international airport cat...

Bengaluru doctor infected with Omicron doing fine

Bengaluru doctor infected with omicron doing fine

It is just another Covid strain, says a senior doctor monito...

Police lathicharge youth protesting against ‘anomalies’ in Punjab Police recruitment

Police lathicharge youth protesting against ‘anomalies’ in Punjab Police recruitment

Several girls are said to be injured and they have been hosp...

Cities

View All