Chandigarh : With arrest of four persons, Punjab Police claimed to have busted a major cross-border drug trafficking racket.
In a major crackdown on smuggling of narcotics and weapons from across the border from Pakistan, the Punjab Police has arrested four persons, including an ex-Army man, in this connection.
The Intelligence Wing of Punjab Police seized 14.8 kgs of heroin, valuing approximately Rs. 74 crores in the international market, along with a .30 bore Pistol from the accused.
Those arrested include Tarwinder Singh (ex-serviceman, who served in the Indian Army as a sepoy for 16 years before retiring on pension in 2016) who hails from village Nawan Jiwan, Amritsar, Sukhraj Singh from village Chak Pandori, Amritsar, Gurlal Singh and Sarabjit Singh from village Bidhi Chand Chinna, Tarn Taran.
The suspects disclosed the name of a BSF constable posted at the border and two other associates (Bikramjit Singh and Gurjant Singh from Amritsar) involved in the smuggling racket, a release said.
The BSF authorities have been informed about the constable’s active collusion & conspiracy in drug smuggling,a police spokesperson said.
It has been learnt that Bikramjit Singh had been earlier arrested in a heroin related NDPS case in 2017 and had been in Jail from from where he was bailed out in September 2017.
A case under NDPS Act, 25 Arms Act has been registered at PS SSOC Amritsar.