J&K emerges as new route for transit of drugs through Pb: Police official

TNN Bureau. Updated: 7/3/2022 9:58:49 AM Front Page

Jammu and Kashmir has emerged as a new route for the transit of drugs through Punjab, said a senior state police official on Saturday.
Punjab Inspector General of Police (Border Range) Mohnish Chawla stated this a day after the recovery of 16-kg heroin from Gurdaspur district.
"The investigations into the 16-kg heroin recovery from Gurdaspur revealed that arrested persons have used national highway (connecting Jammu to Punjab) to bring this consignment from neighbouring Jammu by concealing it in a specially designed compartments in two cars," said Chawla while addressing a virtual press conference.
The Gurdaspur police on Friday had arrested four persons following the recovery of 16.80 kg of heroin after intercepting two cars coming from the Jammu side.
The accused were identified as Manjinder Singh, alias Manna (28), Gurdit Singh, alias Gitta (35), and Bhola Singh (32), residents of Cheema Kalan village in Tarn Taran, and Kuldeep Singh, alias Keepa (32), of Kazi Kot Road in Tarn Taran.


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