Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, February 25
The Ludhiana police are set to attach the properties of eight notorious smugglers who have been facing several cases of drug smuggling.
The step has been taken by Police Commissioner Rakesh Agrawal to curb the menace of drug smuggling.
CP Agrawal said the eight smugglers were those who had been into the notorious trade for a long time and they had amassed huge property from the illegal acts.
“The smugglers have garnered huge property from the receipts of illegal money. As per our records, these eight smugglers have made property of Rs87 lakh in a short span of time. We have already initiated the process to attach their properties and soon the process will be completed,” added Agrawal.
To prevent habitual offenders from doing this illegal trade, the police have identified 25 such smugglers and special teams have been formed to watch their activities. If required, they will also be behind bars by following the due legal procedure under the Code of Criminal Procedure, the Commissioner of Police said.
Meanwhile, the anti-narcotics cell arrested a drug smuggler, identified as Kulwinder Singh, of Dhola village and recovered 275 gm of heroin from his possession. He was nabbed by the in charge of the cell Rajesh Sharma.
Cops to adopt strict measures
- Cordon and search operation by conducting raids at hotspots
- Kalandra under 110 CrPC for habitual offenders
- Preventive detention under PITNDPS Act for habitual convicts
- Forfeiture of property of drug smugglers
- Arrest of proclaimed offenders in NDPS cases
- Arrest of bail jumpers, parole jumpers in NDPS cases
- Conduct of anti-drug seminars for spreading awareness against drugs
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