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Saturday, October 12, 2019

7-kg heroin seized


7-kg heroin seized

r Correspondent

Fazilka, October 11

The police have seized 7-kg heroin from various locations on the basis of confessions of a drug peddler, who was arrested recently.

Fazilka SSP Bhupinder Singh said Jagdish Kumar, incharge, CIA staff, Fazilka, received a tip-off that a local smuggler, having links with Pakistan-based peddlers, wanted to supply drugs through a route near the Gulaba Bhaini border outpost.

The SSP said a special team was constituted which coordinated with BSF officials and launched a search drive during which 2.6-kg heroin worth more than Rs 5 crore was seized. It came to light that Mehal Singh of Mianwala village, Jalalabad, smuggled the contraband from Pakistan.

The police nabbed Satnam Singh of Guruharsahai on October 8 and recovered 260 gm of heroin. Satnam is said to be Mehal Singh’s close aid. He was produced in a local court that sent him to police custody. During interrogation, he confessed that Mehal hid heroin in a paddy field.

The SSP said cops took Satnam Singh along and found 4.2-kg heroin worth Rs 22 crore near Basti Ram Lal BOP in the Ferozepur sector on Thursday.

He said Satnam was in the Ferozepur Central Jail when he came in contact with Mehal Singh. After his release, Mehal contacted Satnam for drug smuggling. A search is on to nab Mehal Singh.

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