Chandigarh- In a giant blow to inter-state narcotic community, the Jammu and Kashmir Police and Punjab Police in a joint operation have apprehended one drug smuggler from Mullanpur Dakha in Punjab and seized Rs 4.94 crore together with 38 pretend automobile quantity plates and one revolver, Punjab Director General of Police Gaurav Yadav mentioned right here on Wednesday.
He is without doubt one of the key accused in 30 kg heroin lately recovered in Jammu.
Investigations had been on-going to determine the from side to side linkages, Yadav added.
Punjab Police have arrested 20, 979 drug smugglers, together with 3, 003 massive fish, since July 5, 2022. The police have registered 15, 434 FIRs of which 1, 864 are associated to business amount, Inspector General of Police Sukhchain Singh Gill advised the media right here on Tuesday.
He mentioned the police have recovered 15.10.55 kg heroin from throughout the state after finishing up cordon and search operations in drug-affected areas, apart from laying checkpoints at weak routes.
Additionally, 147.5 kg heroin was recovered by Punjab Police from seaports of Gujarat and Maharashtra, taking the full efficient restoration of heroin to 1, 658.05 kg in simply 15 months, Gill added.