Pakistan-sponsored drug racket busted; 3 including BSF jawan arrested
A BSF constable was among the three arrested in a Pakistan-sponsored drug racket which was busted by the Punjab Police. A China made pistol and drug money worth Rs 24.50 lakh have been seized from the trio
Chandigarh: A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was caught along with two others in a Pakistan-sponsored drug racket. Police have seized a China made .30 bore pistol and drug money of Rs 24.50 lakh.
As per a report, the Jalandhar Rural Police, based on a tipoff, on July 26, apprehended two smugglers, who were coming in a car from Delhi.
The Punjab Police recovered 25 grams of heroin from their car during a search. On questioning, the two people identified themselves as Surmail Singh and Gurjant Singh. Further grilling of the accused led to the recovery of the .30 bore pistol along with five live rounds and 35g of heroin.
The role of the third person in this connection is yet to be examined thoroughly.
As of now, the jawan who is a resident Rawala Mandi in Ganga Nagar district of Rajasthan, is posted along the Pakistan border in Tarn Taran district of Punjab and further investigation is on.
Based on the evidence and information, it is said the cops are working to get the kingpin Satnam Singh alias Satta, extradited from Muscat, Oman, where he had fled after he was declared proclaimed offender in two smuggling cases.
According to reports, the kingpin in the drug deal used a fake passport and Aadhaar card issued in the name of Gurmeet Singh to escape.
The kingpin Satnam was alleged to have made illegal property, which he had purchased using drug money. He reportedly made these properties in the name of a relative named Maninder Kaur at Sandhu Colony in Amritsar.