Amritsar- In a giant blow to trans-border narcotic smuggling networks amidst the continued struggle towards medication waged on the instructions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, Punjab Police have busted a cross-border drug and arms smuggling racket being operated by Pakistan-based smugglers with the arrest of a key particular person after recovering 2 Kg Ice Drug (Methamphetamine), mentioned Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav right here on Thursday.
The arrested smuggler has been recognized as Simranjit Singh alias Simar Maan, a resident of Village Gaggarmal in Amritsar. Apart from seizing a consignment of Ice Drugs, Police groups have additionally recovered a extremely refined .30-bore Chinese Pistol together with 5 stay cartridges from his possession.
DGP Gaurav Yadav mentioned that preliminary investigations have revealed that the arrested accused was straight in contact with Pakistan-based smugglers Pathan and Amer, who had been supplying him with Ice medication and weapons from throughout the border utilizing a drone.
The arrested accused additional used to produce the Ice medication throughout the state, he mentioned, whereas including that investigations are ongoing to ascertain back and forth linkages.
Sharing extra particulars, Commissioner of Police (CP) Amritsar Gurpreet Singh Bhullar following dependable inputs in regards to the try to inflow of enormous amount of Ice drug and weapon consignment by Pak-based smugglers within the state, Police groups from CIA Staff-1 below supervision of DCP Harpreet Mandher, ADCP CITY-3 Abhimanyu Rana and ACP West Kamaljeet Aulakh carried out an intensive operation at in Chheharta space right here.
He mentioned that Police groups had managed to arrest the accused Simar Maan, when he was ready for somebody to ship this consignment.
CP Bhullar mentioned that additional investigations are being performed to unearth the entire community of drug suppliers, sellers and their patrons. Efforts are being made to determine the overall quantity of narcotics procured by the arrested accused thus far, he added.
A case FIR no. 2 dated 3.1.2024 has been registered below sections 21 and 22 of the NDPS Act and part 25 of the Arms Act at Police Station Chheharta in Amritsar Commissionerate. It is pertinent to say right here that the business amount of Heroin is 250 Grams, whereas, the business amount of Ice Drugs is 50 Grams.