Two people have been arrested in the case. According to police, the main kingpin named Ashish Vishkarma, a known drug supplier was arrested from Saharanpur in UP.
“6 lakh capsules & tablets of drugs and over 38,000 injections were confiscated. This is an inter-state nexus involved in supplying drugs & pharmaceutical opioids in Punjab. The chain has been broken,” added the DIG.
The accused, Ashish, had been illegally supplying these opioid pharmaceutical drugs to some of the districts in Punjab including Fatehgarh Sahib, SAS Nagar, SBS Nagar, Rupnagar, Patiala and Ludhiana for the last five years.
The development came amid the ongoing war against drugs launched by the Punjab Police under the direction of Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav.