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Posted at: Jun 27, 2019, 6:43 AM; last updated: Jun 27, 2019, 3:06 PM (IST)

BSF jawan among 5 held for drug trade

ibune News Service

Amritsar, June 26

A Border Security Force (BSF) constable is among five persons arrested on the charge of drug trafficking, the Special Task Force (STF) said on Wednesday. About 1.3 kg of heroin and Rs1.16 lakh were seized from them.

Rashpal Singh Ghuman, Assistant Inspector General (AIG), STF, told the media, “On a tip-off, the STF intercepted a car in Gawal Mandi here on Tuesday and recovered around 300 gm of heroin from four car occupants.”

The car occupants were later identified as Gaurav Sharma, Ashwani Kumar, Pawan Kumar and Rajinder Singh Raju. Ashwani is already facing cases ofdrug peddling.

During their interrogation, they revealed that a migrant had provided them with the contraband and he would visit the city on Tuesday to collect the payment.

Subsequently, the STF laid a trap and nabbed the migrant. Initially, he was tightlipped about his identity. When pressed, he identified himself as Sunil Kumar Chaure, a BSF constable hailing from Madhya Pradesh. His present posting is in Haryana’s Jhajhar district.

Ghuman said, “Chaure had found some packets of heroin at the Indo-Pak border when he was posted there last year and hid them in his quarter. The lure of making a quick buck made him sell part of the heroin. On searching his quarter, the STF seized 1-kg heroin.”

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