Top lady smuggler Reena Das nabbed in Punjab
By Our Correspondent, 04/09/2018, Agartala

The district police claimed to have busted an interstate gang of opium smugglers with the arrest of two persons, including a woman, and recovered 15 kg of opium. They have been booked Under the  Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS ) Act.Addressing mediapersons here on Monday, Alka Meena, Senior Superintendent of Police, Fatehgarh Sahib, said the Mandi Gobindgarh police, led by Manpreet Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Amloh, had erected naka on the Grand Trunk Road at Mandi Gobindgarh and during a checking of vehicles, they signalled a truck, coming from the Sirhind side, to stop but the driver fled away.

The SSP said a police party, led by Mandi Gobindgarh Station House Officer (SHO) Kuljit Singh intercepted the truck and took it into their custody. The driver, along with a woman, was sitting in the truck. She said during the inspection, the policemen recovered a bag, containing packets of opium. During preliminary investigation, they disclosed that another bag was kept in a secret box, having packets of opium.

The accused have been identified as Babli Singh, a resident of Sirhind, and Reena Das, a resident of Agartala, Tripura. They were allegedly involved in drug trade for the past many years and used to bring opium from the North-East. They used to supply opium in Amritsar and Ludhiana districts. The SSP claimed that in the past one month, the district police had seized 19,474 intoxicant tablets, 4,400 injections, 36 kg of poppy husk, 30 gm of smack and 35 gm of heroine. Further investigation into the case is on.