Jalandhar Drug Bust: Police crack down in international drug racket with links to Jaipal Bhullar gang

The arrested would reportedly smuggle drugs over borders into Punjab

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In a major drug bust, Jalandhar police busted a cross border drug trafficking racket. An associate linked with the notorious Jaipal Bhullar gang were arrested. He was arrested with 3 kg of heroin drug and 2 pistols.

 

"In a major blow to trans-border drug smuggling networks in Punjab, the Jalandhar Commissionerate Police have arrested an associate of the Jaipal Bhullar gang and seized three kg heroin and two pistols," Director General of Police Gaurav Yadav posted on X.

 

Investigations reveal the racket was sourcing heroin across the border from Pakistan.

 

A first information report (FIR) under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act was registered and investigations were on to establish backward and forward linkages, he added.

 

Jalandhar Commissionerate’s investigation into the case revealed that the drug racket was sourcing heroin across the border from Pakistan. Hence these arrests managed to put a halt in the menace of international drugs being smuggled into Punjab.

 

The police have seized a Suzuki Swift and arrested several members of the racket. One of the accused was arrested with a 4 kg of heroin along with 2 pistols. As per the commissionerate, the drug racket was associated with the notorious Jaipal Bhullar gang. Jaipal Bhullar was among the most wanted gangsters of Punjab, who along with his accomplice Jaspreet Singh, was killed in an encounter by Punjab Police in Kolkata on June 9, 2021.

 

Earlier, Jalandhar Police on March 31 averted targeted killings with the arrest of four operatives of the Prema Lahoriya-Vicky Gounder gang after an exchange of fire in Jalandhar. The accused have been identified Naveeen Saini, Neeraj Kapoor, Kishan Bali and Vinod Joshi, all residents of Jalandhar.

 

Police said the six .32-bore pistols and 26 cartridges were seized during the operation. Harjinder Singh Bhullar, alias Vicky Gounder, and his aide Prema Lahoriya, were shot dead in an encounter with the police on the Punjab-Rajasthan border in January 2018.

 


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