Six members of the gang included two drivers, one of them used to pose as patient and others as his attendants
The Hush Post, Khanna: It was a unique gang, so was its modus operandi to smuggle narcotic drugs. While one of this six-member gang used to pose as a patient, three used to pose as his attendants and two were the driver. The gang members, who were themselves drug addicts, could not befool the Khanna Police and are now cooling their heels in the police custody.
With the arrest of these six persons, the Khanna Police claim to have busted a gang of narcotic smugglers. The police have also seized 9,720 capsules of narcotic drugs from the arrested gang members. The police have also impounded the vehicle the arrested persons were using as an ambulance to hoodwink the police.
The arrested gang members have been identified as Raj Kumar, Ranjit Singh, Pawan Kumar, Ishwar Dass all residents of Jalandhar and Jinas Masih and Ravi both residents of Foulriwal village in Jalandhar district.
Khanna SSP Navjot Singh Mahal said that a police party from Khanna Sadar Police under SHO Venod Kumar and in-charge Narcotics Cell Surjit Singh had set up a naka near Alour village in front of Prestine Mall on the GT Road Khanna. At this naka the police party saw an ambulance coming from Mandi Gobindgarh side that was moving at a very fast speed and blowing hooter.
The police party stopped the ambulance after on basis of doubt. There were six persons in this ambulance including one posing as patient, three as his attendants and two drivers. When checked, the person posing as patient was found to be fully fit. It further raised the doubt and the police started searching vehicle. During checking the police seized seven packets containing 9,720 intoxicated capsules hidden under the stretcher.
The police said the arrested persons had taken this consignment from near Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh and were going to sell the same in Jalandhar. The SSP further said that the arrested were themselves addicts and were using ambulance to bring intoxicants to hoodwink the police.
A case under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered against the arrested gang members.