Ferozepur, May 19, 2017: On a tip-off with the CIA staff, the police claimed to have recovered Rs.26.50 lac cash in Indian currency notes, one 30 bore pistol with China mark, 7 live cartridges, 75 gm heroin and three Pakistani SIMs with the arrest of one smuggler Sonu of village Nihalewala, while his accomplice brother Joginder Singh alias managed to escape.
Dharamvir Singh, SP(D) addressing the media persons said that an information was received heroin smuggling is going on in the border villages and availability of 7-8 kg heroin. Working on this, the CIA team headed by Bhupinder Singh Bhullar, DSP during patrolling near village Kilche along the Sutlej river was available at the naka when a Mohinder Arjan red colour tractor was stopped, driven by a young boy, identified as Sonu. However, his brother who was with him on the tractor managed to escape.
He further said, during the search, one pistol 30 bore with China make, 7 live cartridges, 75 gm heroin, Rs.4 lac Indian currency notes and three Pakistani SIMs.
A case under sections 21, 25, 61, 85 NDPC Act, 25, 54, 59 Arms act, 66-D and 66-F IT Act has been registered at Sadar Police Station, he added.
During the initial investigation from the arrested accused, another cash of Rs.23.50 in Indian currency notes was recovered from the designated place, SP(D) said.
He said, Joginder Singh is already involved in criminal case at Fazilka and presently was on bail.
He said, more clues and information will come on surface only with the arrest of Joginder Singh who was dealing with the smuggling and its further disposal as stated by his brother Sonu arrested by the police. The investigation is on and share new developments if any shortly.