Further intensifying its fight against drugs, Punjab Police on Tuesday have arrested a drug smuggler after recovering 55 Kg Opium from his possession during a special checking near Kartarpur in Jalandhar.The arrested smuggler has been identified as Yudhvir Singh alias Yodha, a resident of village Devidaspur in Jandiala Guru, Amritsar. Yudhvir was proclaimed offender and wanted in various NDPS cases. The Police have also recovered a Toyota Urban Cruiser car bearing registration number UP14EU8399 from the accused.Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota, while sharing details, said that under an ongoing special drive against drugs, CIA Wing of Jalandhar Rural Police had conducted a Naka at Kartarpur-Kishanpura road. He said that, during checking, the police team stopped the Urban Cruiser car being driven by Yudhvir and recovered 55 Kg opium from his possession. However, Yudhvir’s accomplice identified as Palwinder Singh alias Sunny of Amritsar managed to flee from the spot, he added.
The DGP said that, during preliminary investigation, Yudhvir revealed that he had received this consignment through notorious drug smuggler Navpreet Singh alias Nav, a native of village Vajir Bhullar in Beas presently residing in Abroad. Yudhvir revealed that Nav, while sitting abroad, has been supplying large scale of refined drugs mainly opium and heroin in Punjab through his aides. Pertinently, Nav has been facing various criminal cases under NDPS act and is also wanted in Phillaur’s Chintu Murder Case. Recently, Nav's name was also appeared in 300Kg heroin consignment recovered by Special Cell of Delhi Police.SSP Jalandhar Rural Satinder Singh said that further investigations are on and more recoveries and arrests are expected to be made soon.Meanwhile, FIR no. 176 dated November 9, 2021 has been registered under sections 18C/61/85 of the NDPS Act at Police Station Kartarpur.