Punjab Police Busts Trans-Border Narcotic Smuggling Network In Amritsar; One Held With 5kg Heroin

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Punjab Police Busts Trans-Border Narcotic Smuggling Network In Amritsar; One Held With 5kg Heroin

Amidst the ongoing war against drugs waged on the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, Amritsar Commissionerate Police has busted a trans-border narcotic smuggling network with the arrest of a drug smuggler identified as Lakhwinder Singh alias Lakha of Khemkaran after recovering 5kg heroin from his possession, said Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav here on Tuesday.

Apart from recovering heroin consignment, Police teams have also impounded the Splendor motorcycle, on which the accused was travelling.

DGP Gaurav Yadav said that accused Lakhwinder Lakha was directly in touch with Pak-based drug smuggler identified as Ali and has been engaged in drug trafficking. Drones were being used to transport the drug consignments from Pakistan, he added.

The DGP said that videography of the entire search and seizure process has been done in presence of Gazetted Officer as per provisions of new criminal laws. Investigations are on to establish backward and forward linkages in this case, he added.

Sharing operation details, Commissioner of Police (CP) Amritsar Ranjit Singh Dhillon said that the police teams had got reliable inputs that drug smuggler Lakhwinder Lakha has retrieved the drug consignment and is on the way from Khemkaran to deliver it in Amritsar.

He said that acting swiftly on the inputs, Police teams from CIA-2 under the overall supervision of ADCP CITY-2 Abhimanyu Rana laid a trap and successfully arrested the accused from the area of Khemkaran. Further investigations are on, he added.

In this regard, a case FIR no. 130 dated 01/07/2024 has been registered under sections 21C, 23 and 25 of the NDPS Act at Police Station Islamabad in Amritsar.

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