Punjab Police on Thursday said it had busted an international drug-peddling nexus, with the arrest of a Canada-based Indian and his accomplice with 26 kg of expensive heroin in the state’s Fatehgarh Sahib district.
Senior police officers said that the heroin was worth Rs. 130 crore in the international market.
Fatehgarh Sahib district police chief H.S. Mann said that the police had busted a nexus between drug peddlers operating in India and western countries by nabbing its main kingpin, Anoop Singh Kahlon and his associate Kulwinder Singh.
He said that Mr. Kahlon was the main kingpin and they were used to smuggle the drugs to the various countries of Europe and North America. The duo was nabbed following a tip-off.
Police also recovered Rs. 8.94 lakh in cash, C$9,045, an Innova MUV and other foreign currency from Kahlon. The total currency was worth about Rs. 13.86 lakh, he added.
Police also recovered some weapons from their possession.
Mr. Mann said that Kahlon has been residing in Canada along with his family since 1995. A truck driver there, Mr. Kahlon had made a strong network of drug peddling not only in the U.S. and Canada but in some European countries. He used to come to India frequently.