NDPS: Inter-state Pharmaceutical drug racket busted

During checking, the police teams seized a huge quantity of pharma opioids, he said.

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Last Updated on October 4, 2022 by The Health Master

The Punjab Police arrested a Haryana resident and seized more than 2.5 lakh pharma opioids from his possession.

Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Anti-Gangster Task Force-cum-Ropar Range, said the arrested accused has been identified as Ranjit Goswami of Batra Colony in Sonepat, Haryana.

“Police have seized 2,37,000 tablets of alprazolam and 14,400 of the parvon spas capsules from his car, which he was smuggling from Haryana,” an official statement quoted Bhullar as saying.

This is the third such inter-state pharmaceutical drug racket busted by the Fatehgarh Sahib district police in less than three months, he said.

Earlier, Fatehgarh Sahib police had recovered as many as seven lakh tablets or capsules of pharma opioids on July 14, 2022, while, 1.17 lakh tablets or capsules of pharma opioids were recovered on September 4, he said.

The DIG said, acting on a tip-off, police teams from the Crime Investigation Agency, Sirhind, and Khamano Police Station intercepted a car bearing a Haryana registration number at Khamano, which was being driven by the accused.

During checking, the police teams seized a huge quantity of pharma opioids, he said.

Fatehgarh Sahib SSP Ravjot Grewal said the arrested accused was into transport business in Delhi and Amritsar.

“The accused has confessed that he has been supplying pharma opioids in Punjab for the last few years and most of his customers are in Moga and Ludhiana,” she said.

She said the police had got three days’ remand of the accused after producing him in court.

Meanwhile, an FIR has been registered under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) at Fatehgarh Sahib Police Station. 

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