Punjab Police Arrests One for Smuggling 55Kgs Opium

Further intensifying its fight against drugs, Punjab Police on Tuesday arrested a drug smuggler after recovering 55 Kg Opium from his possession during a special inspection near Kartarpur in Jalandhar.

The arrested smuggler has been identified as Yudhvir Singh alias Yodha, a resident of village Devidaspur in Jandiala Guru, Amritsar. Yudhvir was a proclaimed offender and wanted in various NDPS cases. The Police have also recovered the Toyota Urban Cruiser car from the accused.

While sharing details, Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota said, “Under an ongoing special drive against drugs, the CIA Wing of Jalandhar Rural Police had conducted a Naka at Kartarpur-Kishanpura road. During checking, the police team stopped the Urban Cruiser car being driven by Yudhvir and recovered 55 kg of opium from his possession. However, Yudhvir’s accomplice, identified as Palwinder Singh alias Sunny of Amritsar, managed to flee the spot.”

The DGP said that, during the preliminary investigation, Yudhvir revealed that he had received this consignment through notorious drug smuggler Navpreet Singh alias Nav, a native of village Vajir Bhullar in Beas presently residing abroad. Yudhvir revealed that Nav has been supplying large scale refined drugs, mainly opium and heroin, in Punjab through his aides.

“Nav has been facing various criminal cases under the NDPS Act and is also wanted in Phillaur’s Chintu murder case. Recently, Nav’s name appeared in a case where a 300-kg heroin consignment was recovered by the Special Cell of Delhi Police,” the DGP revealed.

SSP Jalandhar Rural Satinder Singh said that further investigation is going on, and more recoveries & arrests are expected to be made soon.

Meanwhile, FIR no. 176, dated November 11, 2021, has been registered under sections 18C/61/85 of the NDPS Act at Police Station Kartarpur.

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