Chandigarh – Cracking down further on the big fish in the drugs trade, the Punjab Police have arrested four persons, who were using the courier services route to smuggle drugs abroad, thus busting an international module of drug smugglers reportedly controlled from Canada. The arrests have exposed an international drugs syndicate, which was found to be controlling the module that was involved in smuggling opium and the potent date rape drug ketamine.AIG, Counter Intelligence, HKPS Khakh, who had been chasing the Canadian Davinder Dev, for quite some time, said the racket was found to be masterminded by Canadian citizens, Kamaljit Singh Chauhan, residing in Toronto, Canada, who hails from village Nagar, Phillaur of district Jalandhar, and Davinder Nirwal alias Dev basically resident of Ganganagar, Rajasthan, and currently residing at Gurbax Singh Nagar, Khanna, Ludhiana.
Dev, a big name in the drug smuggling world, had been under close watch by the Enforcement Directorate and the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), said Khakh, who strategised the joint operation undertaken by the Counter Intelligence Wing and District Police Jalandhar Rural. The police have seized the 4.75 kg costly drug ketamine and 6 kg opium, neatly packed in double layered seven big cooking bowls, basically used for preparations of ‘langar’ material.Apart from Dev, 68, the other accused have been identified as Ajit Singh, 45, son of Harjinder Singh, resident of village Jaitewali, Patara, Jalandhar, Tarlochan Singh, 42, son of Harjinder Singh, resident of village Jaitewali, Patara, Jalandhar and Gurbax Singh, 50, son of Pargat Singh, resident of village Katthe, Bullowal, Hoshiarpur. Khakh said that the joint teams, acting on a tip-off, carried out a special operation on Haripur T-Point near Jandu Singha and arrested the four persons travelling in two cars-Nissan Micra and Nissan Terrano. They were carrying seven big cooking bowls, with the drugs hidden in specially made seven big cauldrons transfer to Canada through a courier company.
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