its commitment to wipe out drug menace, Kapurthala police
led by SSP Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh recently launched a special operation in
the area of police station Sadar Phagwara.
teams carried out raids on drug smugglers at Phagwara in district Kapurthala.
press release, SSP said that different police teams were formed under the
supervision of SP Sarabjit Singh and DSP Parmjit Singh of Phagwara to control
drug meance. A police team led by CIA Staff Incharge Sikander Singh was coming
from village Bhula Rai to Phagwara side of the highway in connection with the
special checking of suspects. Then they notice one person, having suitcase in
hand is coming towards village Bhulla Rai.
On suspicion, the Police party
stopped him and asked him about his name and address and on checking his
suitcase a large quantity of drug pills were recovered from his possession by
Police have seized as many as 15520 intoxicating tablets from his possession,
and arrested the accused. A case FIR No. 98, dated 03-09-2021, U/s
21-61-85 of Narcotic Drugs and
Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act registered against the accused at police
station Sadar Phagwara.
arrested accuse have been identified as Sukhdev Singh s/o Gajan Singh resident
of H.No. 2468, Ajit Nagar, Near Park Mini Rose Garden, Ludhiana now living at
village Bhulla Rai, Near Shiv Mandir, Phagwara, Kapurthala.
further elaborated that during preliminary investigation the accused has
revealed that he has brought these intoxicating tablets from Kaliyar Sharif
district Roorkee, Uttrakhand in a suitcase by bus. He bought these tablets from
Kaliyar Sharif at Rs 20/- per strip and supposed to sell the same at Rs 150/-
per strip which amounts to hefty amount of 23 Lakh. This consignment of pills
to be was to be supplied in Phagwara and its surrounding villages, which would
make many youngsters addicted to drugs.
more details SSP said, “the seized intoxicants are mostly pharmaceutical
opioids. Many of these pharmaceutical products have legitimate and important
medical use; however these products cannot be sold without a valid medical
prescription from a registered medical practitioner.”
accused was diverting these intoxicants pills, which are medically used for
pain relief and treatment for opioid dependence, for extra-medical use, which
can lead to major drug overdose issues and even deaths.
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told that the arrested smuggler will be produced before the magistrate by the
Police and their police remand will be sought to further investigate there
backward and forward linkage so that further arrest can be made of those who
are associated with these smugglers. The entire supply line will be exposed
soon and anyone connected with the network will be arrested.
reiterated that zero tolerance would be adopted against drug smugglers the drug