Gurdaspur police have arrested a smuggler, involved in smuggling of weapons and narcotics, and recovered two China-made .30 bore pistols, 56 live cartridges, two magazines and a mobile with a Pakistani SIM from his possession.
Addressing a press conference here on Monday, senior superintendent of police (SSP) Gurpreet Singh Toor said that police nabbed Balwinder Singh alias Bhittu of Mir Kachana village under Kalanaur police station of Gurdaspur district.
Police have also arrested another smuggler Paramjit Singh of Shahoor Kalan who had absconded while his other accomplices were arrested on November 13.
The SSP said that on being questioned, Balwinder Singh (21) disclosed that 6-7 months ago he along with Malkit Singh of Mir Kachana and other accomplices had brought 22 packets of heroin of 1kg each from a religious place near Pakeewan village and had handed over these packets to Jagjit Singh alias Laddi of Awankha and Bhupinder Singh alias Bhindu of Gazhinangal.
The SSP said that Jagjit Singh and Bhupinder Singh were in jail now.
The SSP said that this consignment had been smuggled to India from Pakistan.
The SSP said that along with this consignment of narcotics, three China made .30 pistols were also sent, of which Balwinder Singh had kept two pistols with him and one pistol was kept by Malkit Singh with him.
The SSP said that the police had already arrested Paramjit Singh alias Bhinda, Lakhbir Singh alias Lakha, Mohni Masih and Malkit Singh, all residents of Mir Kachana village and the police had recovered a pistol from Malkit Singh in connection with a case registered on November 13 at the Gurdaspur sadar police station under sections 3, 34 and 20 of the Indian Passport Act,14 of the Foreigners Act, 3,4 and 5 of Official Secrets Act, 66 of Financial Anti-terrorism Act,18,21,61 and 85 of the NDPS Act and 25,54 and 59 of the Arms Act.
The SSP said that the police also arrested Paramjit Singh of Shahoor Kalan who had absconded while his other accomplices were arrested on November 13.