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History-sheeter held with 1-kg heroin, Rs 80,000 cash in Amritsar

The counter-intelligence wing of Punjab Police claimed to have arrested one person with 1-kg heroin and Rs 80,000 cash.

punjab Updated: Nov 09, 2016 16:52 IST
HT Correspondent
IG, counter intelligence, MF Farooqui addressing a press conference in Amritsar on Tuesday.
IG, counter intelligence, MF Farooqui addressing a press conference in Amritsar on Tuesday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

The counter-intelligence wing of Punjab Police claimed to have arrested one person with 1-kg heroin and Rs 80,000 cash.

The arrested person has been identified as Gurpreet Singh.

IG, counter-intelligence, MF Farooqui said that as part of the ongoing operations against the narcotic smugglers, a specific input emerged about the accused.

Working on this input, a team of the counter-intelligence wing intercepted the accused when he was waiting to make a delivery of the consignment and recovered 1-kg heroin and Rs 80,000 cash from his possession.

Detailing further, IG Farooqui, said, “We received information that on Tuesday, Gurpreet Singh will be in Amritsar to deliver a consignment to another party. The police party worked accordingly and arrested him.”

A case under Section 21, 29/61/85 of the NDPS Act, PS State Special Operations Cell, has been registered in this regard.

IG Farooqui further said that during preliminary investigation, the accused disclosed that he had procured this consignment from an unknown person residing in Delhi.

He had brought around 3 to 4 consignments of heroin from New Delhi so far.

Police said the accused is a history-sheeter and is already involved in one case of heroin smuggling and one case of opium smuggling.

More arrests are likely, said the IG.