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Punjab Police bust drug cartel running from inside jail; 7 held with 15 kg heroin, Rs 7 L drug money

Amritsar, September 3

The ongoing war against drugs waged on the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann delivered yet another blow to the trans-border narcotic smuggling networks after Punjab Police busted a major drug cartel being operated from inside the jail with the arrest of seven drug smugglers— including three delivery persons and four receivers— after recovering 15Kg heroin and Rs 7 lakh drug money from their possession, said Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav here on Saturday.

Those arrested have been identified as Gurpinder Singh alias Bhinda, Narinder Singh and Ranjodh Singh alias Jodha, all residents of village Haruwal in Gurdaspur, and Rajdeep Singh, Ram Singh, Jaspal Singh, Rajwinder Kaur, all residents of Ferozepur.

Apart from heroin and drug money, Police teams have also impounded two cars including a Swift Dzire Car (PB01-D-0835) and a Maruti SX-4 (PB47-E-7502).

DGP Gaurav Yadav said that Counter Intelligence Amritsar had received reliable input that Gurpinder Bhinda, Narinder and Ranjodh Jodha had recently retrieved a heroin consignment from the area of village Haruwal, which was sent by Pak-based smugglers using drones and are expected to deliver it to some party in Amritsar.

He said that acting on the information, the operation team of Counter Intelligence Amritsar arrested a trio accused persons from Haruwal area of Gurdaspur and recovered 15Kg heroin from their possession. The consignment was delivered in six sorties, each carrying a packet of 2.5 Kg Heroin, he added.

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