Chandigarh, October 11: Chandigarh: The Punjab police on Wednesday claimed to have nabbed a drug smuggler in a joint operation with Jammu police from village Mullanpur Dakha in Ludhiana and seized Rs 4.94 crore drug money from him.
Massive recovery by police
Elaborating on the case, Director General of Police (DGP), Punjab, Gaurav Yadav said that the arrested accused was identified as Manjit Singh, 24, a native of village Thandian in Banga, Nawanshahr, who was currently living at Dashmesh Nagar, Mullanpur Dakha for last six months. Apart from seizing the drug money, police teams had also recovered one .32 bore revolver, 38 fake vehicle number plates of Punjab and Haryana, 44 grams gold, 385 gram silver, a currency counting machine and a weighing machine from his possession, besides, impounding his Mahindra Scorpio car.
The development came close on the heels of the arrest of two Punjab-based drug smugglers identified as Hunny Basra of Palahi Gate, Phagwara and Sarabjit Singh of village Ballan in Kartarpur with 30 kg cocaine from Jammu on October 1.
DGP Yadav said that following inputs about the involvement of accused Manjit Singh in 30 kg cocaine recovery case, the teams of Counter Intelligence, Ludhiana joined Jammu Police and launched a search operation in the state.
147.5 kg heroin was recovered by Punjab Police from seaports of Accused transported drugs in vehicles from Jalandhar
He said that preliminary investigations revealed that accused Manjit Singh used to transport drugs in vehicles from the Jalandhar area after picking up the consignment from the two persons arrested by the Jammu police, who used to go to Jammu to retrieve the consignment.
Sharing more details, Assistant inspector general of police, Counter Intelligence, Simratpal Singh Dhindsa said that during questioning, the accused revealed that he had transported three consignments so far. It was also revealed that the accused Manjit Singh’s father identified as Satnam Singh was also into drug smuggling and was declared a proclaimed offender (PO) in the NDPS case registered in Garhshankar.