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Drug smuggler arrested with 1 kg heroin, 4 kg ice

May 04, 2024 08:26 AM IST

Punjab director general of police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav said drones were used to transport drugs from Pakistan-based smugglers.

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Punjab director general of police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav said drones were used to transport drugs from Pakistan-based smugglers.
Punjab director general of police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav said drones were used to transport drugs from Pakistan-based smugglers.

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The Punjab Police arrested a man on Friday for allegedly smuggling drugs and recovered 1 kilogram of heroin and 4 kilograms of ice drug (methamphetamine) from his possession, officials said on Saturday.

Punjab director general of police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav said drones were used to transport drugs from Pakistan-based smugglers.

Methamphetamine, also known as “ice” or “crystal meth” is a highly addictive psychostimulant drug.

The police identified the accused as Avtar Singh, a resident of Kakkar village in Amritsar.

Acting on a tip-off, the police team from the counter-intelligence wing conducted a raid and apprehended Singh who was to collect the consignment of the drugs from Ajnala and deliver it to a person in Chheharta, the DGP said.

In a post on X, the DGP said: “In an intelligence-led operation against trans-border narcotic smuggling networks, CI (Counter-Intelligence Wing of Punjab police) Amritsar has apprehended one person and seized 4 Kg Ice (Methamphetamine) & 1 Kg Heroin.”

During interrogation, Singh told the police that he was directly in contact with the Pakistan-based dealer and used a drone to deliver the consignment across the border, he said.

A case under Sections 21, 22, and 29 of the NDPS Act has been registered at the state special operating cell police station, Amritsar.

Singh will be produced in court and the police will seek his remand to get more information about the smuggling network.

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