Bathinda Police Seize Drugs worth Millions from Medical Store
The Special Task Force (STF) of Punjab Police against drugs and Bathinda police together has unearthed a drug smuggling racket and seized about 10 lakh tramadol tablets from Bathinda. Medical drug haul, which was seized by the Punjab police, included Schedule H drugs, which are used as painkillers but also come up with a warning to be sold by retail on the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner only. The Special Task Force Punjab head and Additional Director General of Police Punjab, Gurpreet Deo said that a Ludhiana-based manufacturer has been book, who has been illustrated as a serial defaulter of illegally manufacturing the tablets. Addresses the media, Deo said that Bathinda police carried out the operation and the gang has links in Delhi, Zirakpur and Ludhiana. When police got a lead regarding the racket, they have seized 10.67 lakh tablets (out of which 9, 11,400 tablets were Tramadol) from Bathinda Maur Mandi resident Sunil Kumar (Sonu). Sonu used to run a chemist store in Maur Mandi and after the police investigated him regarding the drugs, he revealed about the suppliers. The mastermind behind the whole racket, Goyal had a whole drug firm set up at Pinki Gali, Ludhiana. Deo said that the main boss, identified as Pradeep Goyal had supplied about 70 lakh tablets in the past few months.