3-kg heroin seized, 3 held
Bathinda, October 25
In a serious operation in opposition to drug smugglers, the Bathinda police seized 3 kg of heroin at a particular checkpost and arrested three individuals.
Addressing a press convention right here, Senior Superintendent of Police J Elanchezhian stated, “A police workforce from the Pathrala police publish had arrange a checkpost. On the premise of suspicion, a car was searched and 3-kg heroin was present in it.” The police arrested three individuals.
The accused have been recognized as Ashwani Kumar, a resident of Hoshiarpur; Sahil Matoo, a resident of Jammu; and Ajaybir from Tarn Taran.
Sahil Matoo and Ajaybir, who had been earlier lodged in several jails, got here involved with Hoshiarpur-based gangster Sutinder, alias Kala.
“Once they obtained bail and got here out of the jails, Kala contacted them and requested them to get heroin from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan,” the SSP stated.
The police workplace stated, “Kala has been booked in 19 circumstances, together with homicide and drug smuggling. Other than Kala, there’s one other one who was involved with the accused. His identification might be revealed quickly. As per preliminary investigation, the accused stated they didn’t have details about the supply of heroin as their handlers had been solely giving them directions in a phased method.”
When requested concerning the latest seizures of medicine, the SSP stated, “The inter-state border that Bathinda shares with Haryana makes it a weak route for smuggling medicine, however we now have been sustaining an intensive vigil.”
To a different query concerning the alleged involvement of police officers in drug smuggling circumstances prior to now, the SSP stated he would get the circumstances checked and take required motion.