Tribune News Service
Amritsar, June 6
A day after the arrest of three drug peddlers with 260 gm heroin valued at Rs 1.25 crore in the international market, the Special Task Force (STF) today brought a jail inmate and notorious criminal and drug peddler, Sajan Kalyan alias Daddu alias Laddi of Sandhu Colony, on production warrant.
He would be produced in the local court seeking his police remand to further unearth the entire drug cartel.
Yesterday, the STF had arrested Mandeep Singh of Mohkampura, Chainchal Singh of Sanjay Gandhi Colony and Jasbir Singh of Mahindra Colony on Batala Road following a tip-off.
Their interrogation had revealed that they used to bring the drug consignment from Delhi on the directions of Daddu. According to the police, he was operating his drug network from inside the jail premises with the help of mobile phones.
It has been learnt that Daddu was in touch of an African national (probably a Nigerian) based in Delhi who used to supply heroin to the three accused arrested yesterday. The three accused had visited the national capital about seven times bringing smaller quantities of heroin.
“Mandeep, Chainchal and Jasbir had earlier brought the drug consignments in 250 to 300 gm by hiding it in the packets of Maggi or biscuits in order to hoodwink the cops,” said BK Singla, DSP, STF, while talking to The Tribune.
Daddu was arrested by the Amritsar rural police in August last year.
He was wanted in more than 20 cases of heinous crimes including attempt to murder, robbery and kidnapping besides drug peddling registered in Amritsar City, the rural belt and the Jalandhar areas.
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