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Punjan Police bust International Narco smuggling and Inter-State weapon smuggling cartel

February 29, 2024 08:18 PM
Punjan Police bust International Narco smuggling and Inter-State weapon smuggling cartel

Three held with 5kg Heroin, 4 weapons
Arrested persons were smuggling Heroin from across border and weapons from MP to supply in Punjab: DGP
Key member of USA based drug cartel handler Jasmeet alias Lucky arrested : Gurpreet Bhullar
Punjab Newsline, Chandigarh/Amritsar, February 29-
Amidst the ongoing campaign to make Punjab a safe and secure state as per the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, Commissionerate Amritsar Police has busted an International Narco Smuggling Cartel backed by USA-based Jasmeet alias Lucky with the arrest of a drug smuggler after recovering of 5kg Heroin from his possession, said Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav here on Thursday.
The arrested drug smuggler has been identified as Gurpreet Kumar alias Deep (27) of New Shanti Nagar Bhajwara in Hoshiarpur. Police teams have also impounded a TATA ACE (Chotta Hathi) vehicle (PB07-AL-9743) being used for supplying heroin.
DGP Gaurav Yadav said that in a separate case, an MP-based Weapon supply racket has also been busted by the Commissionerate Amritsar Police with the arrest of two persons after recovering four country-made pistols along with four magazines and 16 live cartridges from their possession.
Those arrested have been identified as Harminderpal Singh (23) and Jatinderpal Singh alias Baba (20), both residents of Guru Nanak Colony in Amritsar. Police teams have also impounded their Activa scooter (PB02-ES-0344), on which they were going to deliver the weapon consignment.
Sharing more details, Commissioner of Police (CP) Amritsar Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that acting on reliable input, Police teams under the supervision of DCP Investigation Harpreet Singh Mander and DCP City Dr Pragya Jain led by ADCP Investigation Navjot Singh, ACP Investigation Kuldeep Singh and CIA Staff-3 Incharge Inspector Barinderjit Singh went to village Kajikot towards Chabal Road and accused Gurpreet Kumar alias Deep.
He said that during questioning, the arrested accused Gurpreet Kumar disclosed that they were receiving the Heroin consignment from across the border on the instructions of Jasmeet alias Lucky based in the USA.
Earlier, Amritsar Commissionerate Police had arrested five drug smugglers of Jasmeet alias Lucky module after recovering 6.2kg heroin, a car, Rs 3.80 lakh drug money, and 12 sims from their possession.
Sharing details of the weapon recovery case, CP Gurpreet Bhullar said that police teams arrested both the accused persons from the area of Pul Taranwala along the canal to Sultanwind Road when they were waiting for the person assigned to supply the pistols.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that they had brought these pistols from Madhya Pradesh (MP) to supply them to criminal elements in Amritsar. He said that apart from finding out the previous relations of the accused, Police teams are also investigating the matter from the financial point of view to freeze their bank accounts and properties.
CP Bhullar said that further investigation is on to ascertain the total quantity of drug and arms consignments recovered by the arrested accused so far.
In this regard, FIR no 25 has been registered under sections 21, 29,61,85 of the NDPS Act at Amritsar Police Station Maqboolpura , Amritsar. In another case, FIR No 22 dated 28-02-2024 has been registered under section 25 of the Arms Act at Police Station Sultanwind.

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