Chandigarh/Mohali: The Punjab Police claimed to have busted a cross-border smuggling module backed by Pak-ISI with the arrest of its two operatives from Mohali, said Ashwani Kapur, AIG, SSOC, SAS Nagar, on Wednesday. 

He said police teams have also recovered two .30 bore pistols, along with 10 live cartridges, from their possession.

The accused have been identified as Gurpreet Singh, alias Gora, alias Armaan Chauhan, a resident of Kot Ise Khan village in Moga, and Rohit Singh, a resident of Sri Ganganagar in Rajasthan. 

The police said both the accused have a criminal background as cases under the NDPS Act are registered against them in Punjab. The police said they are also wanted by the NCB in a commercial quantity drug smuggling case registered in Rajasthan.

AIG Ashwani Kapur said, “Preliminary investigations suggested that the accused were key members of a highly-organised cross-border smuggling module that had direct links to Pakistan-based drug smugglers. The module was actively involved in smuggling of contraband across the Indo-Pakistan border, posing a significant threat to national security.”

The police said Gurpreet Singh, who is a model and singer by profession, played crucial roles in facilitating the movement of hawala money. 

About Rohit, the police said he used to provide location coordinates to Pakistan entities along the Rajasthan and Punjab border via Gurpreet. 

The police also accused him of facilitating the retrieval of heroin consignments via drones.

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