Tribune News Service
Amritsar, June 9
In yet another seizure, the Special Task Force (STF), constituted by the Punjab Government to eradicate drug abuse from the border state, confiscated 260 gm of heroin valued at Rs 1.25 crore in the international black market.
The STF arrested one person in this connection, identified as Jagjit Singh alias Jaggi of Havelian village in Tarn Taran. He now resides at Harkrishan Nagar at Ghanupur Kale here. His accomplice and prime suspect in the case, Majinder Singh of Mule Chak village, also located in Tarn Taran, was yet to be arrested.
BK Singla, DSF, STF, while confirming the development said a raid was on to arrest Manjinder Singh, who is considered as the kingpin of the gang. The police have impounded the vehicle the accused were travelling in.
Singla said they were yet to ascertain whether this gang had any link with the previous gang. He said investigations were under progress, adding that the STF suspected the same persons used to supply the contraband to them who used to provide narcotics to the previous gang.
Earlier, the STF had arrested three persons with a similar quantity of heroin a couple of days ago.
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