The Counter Intelligence (CI) wing of Punjab Police on Tuesday arrested a drug peddler with recovery of 4 kg heroin from his possession near Khurmania village after receiving a tip-off.
The arrested accused has been identified as Manpreet Singh of Kot Khalsa locality in Amritsar. In addition to the heroin, the police also confiscated the defendant’s car.
A CI spokesperson said they had received reliable information that Manpreet had recently recovered a consignment of heroin, smuggled by Pakistani smugglers using a drone, from Naushehra Dhala village in Tarn Taran district. “According to information, Manpreet was on his way to deliver the consignment to someone,” he added.
He said acting on the tip-off, a CI-Amritsar team arrested the accused on Khurmania-Ram Tirath link road and recovered 4 kg heroin from his possession.
“Investigation has revealed that Manpreet was in touch with Pakistan-based drug traffickers through WhatsApp,” the spokesperson said.
A case under sections 21, 25 and 29 of the NDPS Act has been registered at the Amritsar police station of the state special operations cell.