Tribune News Service
Amritsar, June 12
Two hardcore smugglers Sukhbir Singh alias Tity of Naushehar Dhalla and Tasbir Singh alias Tassu of Dhanoa Kalan were sent to two-day police remand.
They were produced in the Tarn Taran court after the expiry of one-day police remand granted by the duty magistrate yesterday.
The Counter Intelligence had confiscated around 6 kg heroin, a Pakistani SIM card and two rifles from their possession. They used to smuggle the contraband from across the border fence with the help of Pakistani and Indian couriers.
Sources in the Counter Intelligence said the police was trying to identify their Indian accomplices who used to retrieve the drug consignment from the international border. The Counter Intelligence had recovered contacts of around 130 Pakistani smugglers from their mobile phones and SIM cards.
“We are exploring their Pakistani as well as Indian links,” said an official, preferring not be named. Sukhbir’s phone directory lists the numbers of Dogar Iftrwaha, Asghar Chowdhary, Baadi Hazi, Bagga and Naini Narowal and others involved in cross-border smuggling.
Sukhbir was earlier convicted and awarded 10-year imprisonment for attacking police officials and carrying heroin as well as fake Indian currency in the Sahenwal area in 2003. He was out on bail. Tasveer was also caught in Pakistan in 1979 with 100 gold biscuits and was lodged in the Lahore jail.
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