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Amritsar Police intercept 5 kg of narcotics, foils cross-border smuggling operation

Amritsar: In a significant breakthrough against trans-border narcotic smuggling operations, Amritsar Police on Friday apprehended one person and seized 5 kg of drugs.
The apprehended individual was found in possession of 4 kilograms of Methamphetamine, commonly known as "Ice," and 1 kilogram of Heroin.
Drones were used by a Pakistani based drug smuggler to transport drugs.
Authorities have initiated legal proceedings under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, with a First Information Report (FIR) registered at the Specialized Surveillance and Operations Cell (SSOC) in Amritsar.
Investigations are underway to unravel the intricate network involved in both the supply chain and distribution of narcotics, aiming to establish backward and forward linkages.
"In an intelligence-led operation against trans-border narcotic smuggling networks, CI Amritsar has apprehended one person and seized 4 Kg Ice (Methamphetamine) & 1 Kg Heroin.
"Drones were used to transport drugs from Pakistan-based drug smugglers. FIR under NDPS Act registered at SSOC Amritsar and Investigations ongoing to establish backward & forward linkages. Punjab Police is committed to dismantling the drug networks and making our state drug-free," DGP Punjab Police informed in a post on X.
Earlier, on April 29, The Punjab police recorded the biggest Heroin seizure of 2024. Commissionerate Police Jalandhar busted an international drug syndicate and arrested 3 operatives with seizure of 48 Kg Heroin The syndicate was actively involved in trans-border & inter-state drug smuggling and spread across 5 countries. Rs 21 lakhs in illicit funds were confiscated, with a cash counting machine and three high-end vehicles FIRs under NDPS Act registered and further investigation ongoing to demolish the drug network
DGP, Punjab, Gaurav Yadav said "The syndicate's tentacles stretch across 5 Countries and 2 Indian States linking Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, Pakistan, and Canada, alongside a domestic network spanning two states Jammu and Kashmir and Gujarat. Heroin was smuggled via the Gujarat sea route & J&K land route. Turkey-based Navpreet Singh resident of Beas, Amritsar is the main handler, he was also involved in a 350 Kg Heroin seizure in 2021 by Delhi Police."

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