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Punjab Police recovers 14 Kg heroin and one Pakistani mobile - one smuggler arrested
HARISH DIDO | 27 Jan 2014

Police will be strengthened with night policing equipments shortly : Umranangal, IG

 

Drug smugglers from across the border in Pakistan appear to have stepped up supplies to India and in view of special campaign intensified against the drug mafia y the Punjab Police, in the region, thePunjab police got a success on recovery of 14Kg heroin and one Pakistani mobile, in Ferozepur Town near the Indo-Pak border at distance of 10 KM.

 

Ahead of Republic Day celebrations, the special police ‘nakas’ had been laid throughout the district under the command of Manminder Singh, SSP.

 

Divulging with the details of recovery, Paramraj Singh Umranangal, IG Police, Bhatinda Zone along with Yurinder Singh Haye,r DIG Ferozepur Range, speaking to the media persons in a press conference convened in his office said, “In the similar police naka was laid on Ferozepur-Mallanwala road by the police team headed by Kikar Singh, CIA Incharge, on the bridge of ‘Sukhad Canal’ of village Sabbuana onThursday night when two suspicious nature persons riding on two-wheeler were signaled to stop but they tried to dodge the police team.”

He further stated that one of the accused was over-powered by the police while his accomplice managed to escape taking the benefit of darkness. The arrested person later on identified as Gurpreet Singh alias Gopi son of Pippal Singh, resident of Palla Megha village. During the search operation, 14 packets of heroin of one Kg. each were recovered having a value of Rs.70 crore in the international market along with one Pakistani mobile.

In reply to the question, Umrannangal said, “The contraband recovery is a big achievement of the police department and the police is further investigating into the matter is still going on to trace the racket involved into drug trafficking.  However, the since January 1, 2014.  The campaign against the anti-social elements will continue to be regular feature”.

 

Police achievement at a glance since January 1,  2014

32 cases have been registered under NDPS Act against contraband accused

15.270 kg of heroin

39 accused involved in the contraband trade have been arrested

20 Kg. opium

2.61 qtl. poppy husk

2.120 kg Charas

200 gm drug powder, 1800 psychotropic tablets

 

In reply to another question, IG said, “To beat crime and enhance safety through visible policing, the police force is likely to be strengthened for night patrolling shortly for which the Centre government has given the funds.