In a major bust on the drug racket in the Chandigarh area, the Special Task Force on Thursday evening arrested three men along with 100 grams of heroin in Mohali. The SPF police were at a Naka on Phase 3 and Phase 5 lights of Mohali when they intervened a golden colour, Hyundai Verna. The three men were travelling in the DL10CA5563 car and 100 grams of heroin and 75000 Indian Rupees worth of drug money were confiscated by the policemen. The money that they had earned selling drugs to their customers was apparently kept in the car’s dashboard.
The three accused were caught before too in Chandigarh:
Out of the three accused drug traffickers two hail from Himachal Pradesh namely Bhupinder Singh aka Pony and Balwinder Singh. The third man Sandeep Singh was a resident of Rupnagar, Punjab. The accused men used to buy heroin for 1200 per gram and sold it for as much as 3500 per gram in cities of Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula, Ludhiana, Kharar, Ropar and Nawanshahr. They also sold the heroin drug to their clients in Himachal Pradesh.
During interrogation, they revealed that they had been dealing in drugs for more than seven years. The accused men were arrested in August with 90 grams of heroin but were later released on bail. This time around the Police has registered a case against the three-drug traffickers. The police maintained that the accused used to make several trips to Delhi from Chandigarh and were already under the radar of Chandigarh Police.
The drug problem is a serious issue in Chandigarh:
The Special Task Force of Chandigarh Police said that they are working hard towards breaking the chain of the drug dealers inside the tricity area. They also asked the citizens of Chandigarh to keep an eye on any kind of suspicious activity and report it to the Police immediately. The Chandigarh Police also said that to protect the informers the name and identity of the informants will be kept a secret.
Drug problem in Punjab and Chandigarh along with other neighbouring states has escalated way too quickly. The youth of these states has been under the influence of these drugs on occasions leading to addiction.