NRI drug trafficker Raja Kandola’s wife, Rajwant Kaur, surrendered in the court of the district and sessions judge on Tuesday in Jalandhar in a money-laundering case.
She was in hiding since a local court had denied her anticipatory bail. After the surrender, she was taken into the custody and sent to the Kapurthala jail. Kandola’s son, Bally Singh, already has surrendered on March 22 and he, too, was sent to prison. Last July 21, Enforcement Directorate had had filed a charge sheet against the Kandola family in a money-laundering case related to a synthetic-drug shipment worth Rs 200-crore.
Arrested on June 1, 2012, Kandola, a UK-based NRI (non-resident Indian), had escaped from police custody that September before being rearrested, later, from Delhi. He is now inside Tihar jail in New Delhi. He ran a racket of making ‘ICE’ (IS-Methaam- phetamine, a crystalline party drug) from methamphetamine and ephedrine and his illegal syndicate was also getting heroin supply from Pakistan.
He had drug network in Punjab, Delhi, and other big cities of the country, besides connections with drug smugglers in Canada, Australia, and the US.