Drug bust: Police on the lookout for Dutch dealer

In the drug racket busted by the Punjab Police in Fatehgarh Sahib, the police is now looking for one Sam, a Holland-based drug lord considered to be the main buyer of the banned chemical Phenol Acetone from Manpreet Singh Gill alias Mani.

Gill and his accomplice Gabbar Singh were nabbed on Friday with 20kg of the chemical. Police sources said Sam was in touch with Alok, a London-based Indian, who also operates from New Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Alok is considered to be the main supplier to Sam for Europe and used Gill as a conduit.

Over 50 kg of the chemical was recovered by the following the arrests. Apparently the chemical was being synthesised by Gill and Jagdish Bhola, alleged kingpin of the gang in Mohali. The trade from Mohali to Holland was being supervised by Paramjit Singh alias Sardar, a resident of Rajori Garden in New Delhi. Singh, the police said, is already in jail.

Gill has told the police that he was trading in drugs till two years ago and was now working as a hawala operator. He said he had borrowed $1.5 lakh on interest from Anoop Singh Kahlon and that Kahlon was not directly related to drug trade.

Kahlon and his accomplice Kulwinder Singh Rocky were arrested on Thursday with over 26 kg of herion worth Rs 130 crore from Zirakpur. Police officials said the trade had spread to China through Kahlon.

In fact, some Chinese dealers had visited Chandigarh to meet Kahlon and stayed in three hotels for over 20 days. The police said the Chinese converted their rooms into laboratories to test the authenticity of drugs supplied by Kahlon. They also used to visit Kahlon's house in Zirakpur. The police will question owners of these hotels. The police meanwhile have also quizzed a woman, Kahlon's friend, at a secret location in the city.

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