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Gujarat ATS Arrests Two For Smuggling 38kg Heroin To Punjab

| Updated: August 31, 2022 8:45 pm

The Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Wednesday apprehended two people from Lakki village of Kutch district. According to the ATS team, they provided the narcotics to the Punjab-based duo, detained days earlier by Punjab police after they confiscated 38 kg of heroin from a vehicle coming from Kutch and made two arrests.

On August 27, police intercepted a truck in Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar in Punjab and found 38 kg of heroin stashed in its toolbox. Later, cops took the two Punjab residents inside the vehicle, Kulwinder Ram Kinda and Bittu, under custody.

A top ATS official from Gujarat said that the cops will turn over the two individuals detained in Kutch’s Lakki hamlet to Punjab police. According to the official, they obtained the heroin from Gul Mohammad, a citizen of Pakistan, via the maritime borders.

“The officials started a probe when senior ATS personnel in Gujarat interacted with Punjab police officials. We discovered the involvement of two individuals from the Lakki village—Umar Khamisa Jat and Hamda Harun Jat—in the heroin trade based on technical analysis and human intelligence. The two were taken to the ATS headquarters in Ahmedabad after being taken into custody by an ATS team that travelled to Lakki, according to the official, who also stated that they had provided the accused from Punjab with the Pakistani shipment.

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