Jalandhar/Chandigarh, October 11
Jammu and Kashmir Police and Punjab Police in a joint operation have apprehended a drug smuggler from Mullanpur Dakha in Ludhiana and seized Rs 4.94 crore along with 38 fake vehicle number plates and a revolver, Punjab DGP Gaurav Yadav said here on Wednesday.
The nabbed accused is Manjeet Singh, who is from Nawanshahr, but had rented a place at Mullanpur Dakha for the past few months.
He is one of the key accused in the 30kg heroin recently recovered in Jammu.
Big Blow to inter-state narcotic network: J&K Police & Punjab Police, in a joint operation have apprehended one drug smuggler from Mullanpur Dakha and seized Rs 4.94 crores along with 38 fake vehicle number plates and 1 revolver. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/6oC7kcrSoN— DGP Punjab Police (@DGPPunjabPolice) October 11, 2023
Investigations were on-going to establish the backward and forward linkages, Yadav added.
The Punjab Police have arrested 20,979 drug smugglers since July 5, 2022. The police have registered 15,434 FIRs of which 1,864 are related to commercial quantity, IG Sukhchain Gill told the media on Tuesday. With IANS inputs
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