One of India's biggest drug smugglers arrested in Haryana
New Delhi : The Punjab Police on Saturday arrested one of the biggest drug smugglers in India who was wanted in a 532 kg heroin seizure case.
He was hiding at a place in Sirsa (Haryana), Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Dinkar Gupta told news agency Press Trust of India.
Identified as Ranjeet Rana, he was wanted in a narcotics haul case in which the Customs department last year had seized 532 kg of heroin worth Rs 2,700 crore in rock salt consignments at the Integrated Check Post at Attari in Amritsar.
He has been arrested after the recent arrests of Hizbul Mujahideen terror operatives in Amritsar.
"Following up further on arrests of Hizbul operatives in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab, the Punjab Police juggernaut moved further to arrest Ranjeet of Amritsar, one of the biggest drug smugglers of India from Sirsa today. Cheeta was wanted in 532 kg heroin haul from Attari in June 2019," the DGP tweeted.
"Ranjeet Rana & his brother Gagandeep@Bhola arrested from Begu village in Sirsa, Haryana. Ranjit Rana@Cheeta, suspected to have smuggled in heroin & other drugs from Pakistan, camouflaged in as many as 6 rock salt consignments through ICP Amritsar between 2018-2019," Mr Gupta tweeted.