Cross-border heroin racket busted, 4 held

BSF jawan named as facilitator

Published - July 03, 2018 11:02 pm IST - Chandigarh

The Punjab police on Tuesday said they busted a gang of heroin smugglers near the Ramdas sector of the India-Pakistan border in Amritsar and arrested four persons.

The intelligence wing of the Punjab police seized 14.8 kg of heroin, valuing approximately ₹74 crore in the international market, along with a .30-bore pistol from the accused.

Those arrested include Tarwinder Singh (ex-serviceman, who served as a sepoy in the Army for 16 years before retiring in 2016) and Sukhraj Singh from Amritsar, Gurlal Singh and Sarabjit Singh from Tarn Taran.

During the investigation, the suspects allegedly divulged the name of one Border Security Force constable posted at the border and two other associates involved in the smuggling racket, the police said.

“The BSF authorities have been informed about the constable’s alleged collusion and conspiracy in the drug smuggling,” said a police spokesperson.

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