Chandigarh, Jun 7: Police on Friday claimed to have broken the supply chain of drugs and weapons in Punjab with the arrest of two kingpins - Ricky of Ghaziabad (Haryana) and Umesh of Rishikesh (Uttrakhand).
The duo was arrested by the police in Ropar late last evening. An imported 30 bore revolver, two 315 bore country made pistols (single shot) and some cartridges were recovered from them. Upon search of their SUV, 200 grams of Chitta hidden in the side door cavity of the vehicle was also found. The duo owns two more luxury vehicles.
Ricky (30) has also worked in Jalandhar for two years as an immigration agent. He stayed in Jalandhar with his relatives and duped people to the tune of Rs 1.5 crores. Starting from Delhi, this duo spread their illegal supply in Jalandhar, Mohali, Ropar and surrounding areas.
They used to procure chitta and weapon from Delhi and depending on demand use their conduits for delivery in various parts of the state. Rahul of Dwarka and two Nigerian migrants are their main suppliers.
The duo, both of them undergraduates, have been selling drugs in Gurgaon and Ghaziabad area for last 7-8 years. It was after moving from Delhi to Jalandhar that Ricky started selling drugs and weapons in nearby areas. Police has identified several people in Jalandhar, Mohali and Ropar who were his regular conduits.
"Forensic examination of electronic devices is under way and more arrests are likely in next few days," Ropar SSP Swapan Sharma said.
In early April Ropar Police arrested gangster Mandeep alias Manna.