Punjab police in association with the Mumbai police Crime Branch arrested two key synthetic drug dealers from Delhi and Mumbai in connection with a Rajasthan-based drug racket.
Sources said that the state police along with Mumbai Crime Branch arrested two key operatives of Rajasthan-based Canadian national Devinder Singh alias Dev who masterminded the international synthetic drug racket in New Delhi and Mumbai respectively.
The Punjab police arrested Sanjay Goel from hotel Taj Palace in Delhi and Basant Srivastav from his residence in Mumbai on Thursday. Dinkar Gupta, Additional DGP (Law & Order) said that this important and major breakthrough in the drive against drug trafficking is a result of the systematic and meticulous investigations by the Punjab Police with the objective of exposure of drug networks in an end-to-end manner from the source of supply to the distribution network.
He revealed that the Punjab police had started a two-tier interrogation of drug smugglers from October 14, 2013 onwards, with the smugglers being questioned first hand by the district police, followed by sustained interrogation by officials of the State Special Operations Cell (SSOC) in the Joint Interrogation Center at Amritsar.
This two-tier interrogation was being carried out under the supervision of the Counter Intelligence Wing of the Punjab police.
So far, over 100 smugglers have been interrogated in connection with the incident.