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Updated December 31st, 2023 at 20:43 IST

Punjab: Two US-based smugglers held, police busts drugs & arms syndicate

Two major US-based drug traffickers were arrested by Punjab Police on Sunday after they uncovered a massive drug and arms syndicate.

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Punjab: Two major US-based drug traffickers were arrested by Punjab Police on Sunday after they uncovered a massive drug and arms syndicate, according to an official.

Taking to social media handle X, Director General of Police, Punjab, Gaurav Yadav, said, “In an intelligence-based operation, two key members of USA-based drug smuggler Manpreet Singh Mannu Muhawa have been arrested.”

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"19 Kg Heroin, 7 Pistols, Mausers(sourced from Pakistan) Rs 23 lakh drug money and drone spare parts have been seized," added the official.

"Apart from the backward and forward linkages, @cpamritsar teams are also working on the financial investigation of the Hawala links and property details to getting them frozen. Punjab Police is committed to making Punjab drug-free as per the vision of CM Bhagwant Mann," added the post further.

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Earlier this week, the Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) Punjab arrested gangster Vikramjit Singh, an operative of the Lawrance Bishnoi and Goldy Brar gangs.

Taking to X, the DGP Punjab Police said, "In a major breakthrough, AGTF Punjab has arrested Vikramjit Singh alias Vicky, an operative of Lawrance Bishnoi and Goldy Brar Gang. He was tasked by the foreign-based handler to eliminate rival gang members. He was also involved in cross-border weapons/drugs smuggling." (With inputs from ANI)

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Published December 31st, 2023 at 20:43 IST

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