Amritsar, September 12: The CIA staff of the local police on Saturday arrested an international drug trafficker along with four others and confiscated 1.5-kg heroin from them.
The police also seized Rs 7.8 lakh drug money, a cash counting machine and two electronic scales, two illegal weapons and a car from them.
They were identified as international smuggler Harbhej Singh, alias Javed (22), of Loharaka Kalan village; Sunil Masih (21) of Ballarwal village; Lovepreet Singh, aka Happy (26), of Loharka Kalan; Jugal Kishore (30) of Majitha and Vishal (CIA) of Loharka Kalan village.
Police Commissioner Vikram Jeet Duggal said the accused were being produced in court for procuring the police remand for ascertaining their forward and backward links.
He said as per the preliminary probe, they had links with two drug peddlers — Narinder Singh of Dhulka village and Rajinder Singh Ganja of Sheikhupura Mohalla in Jandiala Guru area — who are lodged in jails.