Heroin worth Rs 4 crore seized in two days

Daulewala free flow of drugs continues: Woman supplier absconding,police say ‘supply from areas near Attari

Written by Goyal Divya | Moga | Updated: April 8, 2014 2:32:00 pm

Contrary to the claims of the Punjab Police that the situation in drug haven — Daulewala — is “under control”,the unabated flow of drugs continues in the village which is headed by sarpanch Gurmeet Kaur,whose husband Nirmal Singh is an accused under NDPS Act for dealing in poppy husk.

The Anti-Narcotics Cell of Moga,in the last two days,recovered 740 grams of heroin,worth more than Rs 4 crore in international market.

The main woman supplier in the case,is,however,absconding. Police sources confirmed to The Sunday Express that “investigation is pointing towards the drug supply from areas near Attari border in the village and that is done through women,who are the main wholesale suppliers and get drugs for small retailers”.

“We are quite sure that these drugs are being supplied from Pakistan,” said a police officer. “Women of this village are doing drugs business for their livelihood and using their children as couriers. Not only this,the heroin which they are selling is not pure but made after adding a chemical to opium,which is highly dangerous — even more than the original heroin. But the customers do not check the quality and buy it. They are selling this fake heroin at cost of Rs 2,000 to Rs 2,500 per gram,” the officer told The Sunday Express.

Meanwhile,the Fatehgarh Panjtoor police on Friday seized 500 grams of heroin from Veerpal Kaur and her accomplice Gurjinder alias Lovely. “We got a tip-off that these two were carrying heroin,near the cremation ground. While we managed to get hold of Gurjinder and the heroin,Veerpal fled. She is the main supplier in the village,” said Inspector Satpal Singh,Anti-Narcotics Cell,Moga.

“We have formed two categories for the village — suppliers and retailers. Until we do not stop the supply,we cannot stop sale. So our main target is to arrest the wholesalers,” said Singh.

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