Three women among 10 nabbed with heroin

Three women among 10 nabbed with heroin

Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, April 21

The Special Task Force has nabbed five persons, including two women, and recovered 1.20 kg of heroin from their possession.

One of the women, Jaswinder Kaur, was a former member of the Istri Akali Dal, said sources.

The accused have been identified as Manjit Singh Meeta (60), Jagvir Singh Jagga, Gurpreet Singh, Mandeep Kaur, all residents of Bhail Dhai village in Tarn Taran district, and Jaswinder Kaur Jassi (49) of Chambal village, near Tarn Taran.

STF inspector Harbans Singh said after receiving a tip-off that the accused were on the way to deliver heroin to their clients, accordingly, a police party laid a naka and intercepted a Maruti Zen car for checking. During the checking of the vehicle, heroin was recovered. Four occupants of the car were arrested and during their interrogation, they revealed that they brought heroin from Jaswinder Kaur of Tarn Taran district.

Harbans said accordingly, a raid was conducted at the house of the woman and she was held with 10 gm of heroin and Rs 70,000 drug money.

During questioning, Manjit said he was a farmer and he had already been facing a drug case registered against him in the past. Jagvir is also a farmer and he is also a drug addict. Accused Gurpreet is a taxi driver while Mandeep Kaur is a housewife.

Jaswinder Kaur owns three shops and she was already facing five cases of drug smuggling, attempt to murder, fake currency, etc.

Meanwhile, the Ludhiana rural police nabbed five persons and recovered heroin from them in two separate cases.

In the first case, the Jagraon police nabbed three persons, Balwinder Kaur, recovered 10 gm of heroin and a Maruti Swift car from them. ASI Gurcharan Singh said the accused were nabbed near railway crossing with heroin. They were waiting for their clients to deliver heroin. In another incident, the Sidhwan Bet police nabbed Puran Singh and Satpal Singh of Bhundri and recovered 25 gm of heroin from them.

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