5 nabbed; heroin, opium seized in search operation

5 nabbed; heroin, opium seized in search operation

Tribune Information Service

Amritsar, September 15

A search operation, carried out within the Kot Mit Singh and Gujjarpura areas, has led to the seizure of 160-gm heroin, 300-gm opium, an digital weighing scale and Rs 31,000 of drug cash.

The police additionally arrested 5 individuals, together with two ladies, and registered 4 separate FIRs on this regard. Preventive motion was additionally taken in opposition to two drug addicts.

The search operation was carried out following a media report relating to rampant drug peddling and consumption in these areas.

The arrested accused embrace Sonia of Guru Gobind Singh Nagar and her son Manish, Shalinder Singh, alias Shubham, of Dera Thokar Wala, Sharda Sandhu of Guru Arjan Dev Nagar and Karanjit Singh, alias Rinku, of Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar.

Police Commissioner Arun Pal Singh mentioned Sonia and her son Manish have been held with 60-gm heroin, Rs 31,000 of alleged drug proceeds, an digital weighing scale and three cell telephones, through the search operation. A case below Part 21-B of the NDPS Act was registered on this regard.

Equally, Shalinder Singh was arrested with 70-gm heroin whereas 30-gm contraband was seized from Sharda Sandhu. Separate FIRs below Part 21-B of the NDPS Act have been registered in opposition to them.

The search operation additional led to the arrest of Karanjit and the police confiscated 300-gm opium from him. An FIR below Sections 18 (B)/61/85 of the NDPS Act was registered in opposition to him.

The Police Commissioner mentioned the town police had additionally taken preventive motion in opposition to two drug addicts — Bhupinder Singh, alias Tinka, and Mandeep Singh, alias Mani, each residents of the Kot Mit Singh space.

He mentioned all arrested suspects could be produced in a courtroom and introduced on police remand to establish from side to side linkages.

That is the second search operation carried out after a report went viral on the social media. The police had additionally performed raids in Maqboolpura locality after a video of a girl allegedly below the affect of medicine went viral on the social media, earlier this week. She was later admitted to a de-addiction centre by Amritsar East MLA Jeevan Jyot Kaur for rehabilitation.

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