Key suspect in Patti double murder case ‘linked’ to Canada drug cartel

Key suspect in Patti double murder case ‘linked’ to Canada drug cartel

The prime suspect in the Patti double murder case, Lakhbir Singh, alias Landa, has alleged links with the international drug racket busted by the Canadian police in a yearlong operation in April, claim the Punjab Police. Of the 30 persons nabbed in the operation, 25 are of Punjab origin.

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, July 31

The prime suspect in the Patti double murder case, Lakhbir Singh, alias Landa, has alleged links with the international drug racket busted by the Canadian police in a yearlong operation in April, claim the Punjab Police. Of the 30 persons nabbed in the operation, 25 are of Punjab origin.

The Tarn Taran police had recently put forward a case of issuing a red corner notice against him to Bureau of Investigation, Punjab, which was sent to the CBI for taking up the matter with Interpol.

“We have found evidence that Landa and his associates had links with the drug cartel busted by the Canadian police. Among the Punjab origin persons nabbed by them, several belonged to the Makhu area of Ferozepur,” said Tarn Taran SSP Dhruman H Nimbale.

In the report, the police claimed Landa fled to Canada just before he was convicted in a criminal case in 2017. He was sponsored by his sister Sukhraj Kaur, who lives in Canada.

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