Punjab Police busts inter-state drug cartel; Haryana residents arrested with 2.51 lakh pharma opioids Pipa News

Punjab Police busts inter-state drug cartel; Haryana residents arrested with 2.51 lakh pharma opioids

Fatehgarh Sahib – Fatehgarh Sahib Police has arrested a Haryana resident and recovered 2.51 lakh pharma opium from his possession and busted an inter-state drug manufacturing gang.

Giving information in this regard, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Anti-Gangster Task Force-cum-Ropar Range Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that the arrested accused has been identified as Ranjit Goswami, a resident of Batra Colony, Sonepat, Haryana. Police recovered 2,37,000 alprazolam tablets and 14,400 Pyvon Spas capsules from his KIA car, in which he was smuggling the drug from Haryana.

Earlier, Fatehgarh Sahib Police recovered 7 lakh tablets/capsules of pharma opioids on July 14, 2022, while 1.17 lakh tablets/capsules of pharma opioids were recovered on September 4, 2022.

DIG Gurpreet Bhullar said that on the basis of secret information, the police teams of CIA Sirhind and police station Khamanon conducted a special check at Khamanon and stopped the KIA car with registration number HR10AJ9791, which was being driven by the accused Ranjit Goswami. He said that during the checking of the car, the police teams recovered a large quantity of Opium Opioid.

Fatehgarh Sahib SSP Dr. Ravjot Grewal said that during the preliminary investigation, it has come to light that the arrested accused does transport business in Delhi and Amritsar. He said that the accused has confessed that he has been supplying pharma opioids in Punjab for the past few years and most of his customers are in Moga and Ludhiana.

He said that the police produced the accused in the court and obtained a three-day police remand and further interrogation is being done. Meanwhile, FIR No. 131 has been registered under Section 22 (C) of the NDPS Act at Fatehgarh Sahib police station.

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