Heroin value Rs 10 cr seized; peddler held
Ludhiana, June 23
The Particular Activity Power wing of Ludhiana nabbed a infamous heroin smuggler and recovered 2.05 kg heroin, eight vehicles (together with 5 luxurious vehicles) and 6 two wheelers from him. The worth of the seized heroin is alleged to be greater than Rs 10 crore within the worldwide market.
The accused has been recognized as Akash Chopra (31), alias Honey, a resident of Gurmel Park, Tibba Street. A case beneath the NDPS Act was registered in opposition to him.
STF incharge Inspector Harbans Singh mentioned they’d obtained info that the accused, who’s already going through a number of instances of drug smuggling and different crimes, had purchased a number of luxurious vehicles two wheelers and properties with the proceeds of the drug sale. At this time, he was on the best way to ship a big amount of heroin to his purchasers from the Tajpur highway to Varadhman on his scooter.
The STF workforce laid a naka and nabbed the accused. Throughout the checking of the scooter’s dicky, 1.250 kg heroin was recovered. In a while his disclosure, 800 gram extra heroin and Rs 8 lakh drug cash was recovered from his home.
Eight vehicles — together with Mercedes, Toyota Fortuner and Lancer — three bikes, and three scooters had been additionally impounded. Inspector Harbans revealed that the accused had tinted glass in most of his vehicles. Two brothers of the smuggler are in jail.
Used to help father at tea stall
Earlier than beginning the unlawful commerce of heroin smuggling, the accused was once an assistant at his father’s tea stall within the new courts complicated in Ludhiana. After he began taking medicine, he took to heroin smuggling.
Provided ‘medicine’ to jail inmates
STF officers suspect that accused provided medicine to jail inmates who used to return to courts to attend hearings. Officers mentioned it may very well be attainable that the accused was in contact with jail inmates over cellphone.