Heroin worth Rs 15 cr seized, two arrested in Fazilka - ECAS Punjab

Heroin worth Rs 15 cr seized, two arrested in Fazilka

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Fazilka, November 7

The police claimed to have recovered 3.666-kg heroin worth over Rs 15 crore in the international market and arrested two drug smugglers in the Jalalabad subdivision of Fazilka.

Harjeet Singh, SSP, said acting on a tip-off, a CIA team arrested peddler Gurbhej Singh, alias Bheja, a resident of Nizamwala village in Ferozepur, and Kulwant Singh, alias Kanta, a resident of Usmanwala village in Ferozepur. The police recovered 120 gm of heroin and Rs 60,000 from them on November 4.

The SSP said during the interrogation, Gurbhej Singh confessed that he had smuggled heroin from Pakistan through the Indo-Pak border in Ferozepur. On the basis of his confession, the police recovered 3.546 kg heroin more and a Berreta pistol.

The SSP said Gurbhej was already facing five cases of drug smuggling. Besides, another accused Kulwant Singh has already been booked in two cases under the NDPS Act and the Excise Act. — OC

Peddler nabbed, Rs 13.5l recovered

Ferozepur: The police have nabbed drug peddler Karaj Singh of Phattewala village and recovered 500 gm opium from him besides Rs13.5 lakh drug money. SSP Bhupinder Singh said following a tip-off, Karaj was arrested near Phattewala village on Friday. During his search, 500 gm opium, besides drug money amounting to Rs13.5 lakh was seized from him. OC

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