In a major breakthrough, Punjab Police arrested a ‘big fish’ international smuggler identified as Harpreet Singh alias Happy, a resident of village Chawinda Kalan in Amritsar, for his role in the smuggling of 40 kg heroin-consignment that was recovered at Indo-Pak Border on Monday, said DGP Dinkar Gupta here.
Gupta said that the police have also recovered 1 kg heroin from the possession of Happy, who was arrested by the Amritsar Commissionerate Police from village Chheharta in Amritsar. Police have also impounded his Splendor Motorcycle, he added.
Amritsar Rural Police had earlier foiled a major drug smuggling bid by recovering 39 packets of heroin, weighing 40.81 kg, in the Panjgraian Border Outpost (BOP) area of Amritsar on 21 August 2021, said DGP, adding that the investigations carried out so far had pointed to Happy’s nexus with international-based drug smugglers and gangsters.
“His (Happy) links with smugglers in Pakistan and smuggler Jagga, who works from Malaysia, are also being deeply probed,” he added. Commissioner of Police (CP) Amritsar Vikram Jeet Duggal said that they are carrying out further investigations to unravel the international drug supply network operating in the state. Meanwhile, a case has been registered under section 21 of the NDPS act at Police Station Chheharta in Amritsar.