Mumbai, Jun 10: Jagdish Singh, a Punjab police official, who has won the Arjuna Award as wrestler was held with three others for allegedly carrying drugs worth Rs 20 crore. The sources said that Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) carried out an operation yielding 25 kg of methamphetamine, worth around Rs 20 crore in the international market.
Jagdish Singh, who is currently under suspension, was conferred with the top national award for sportsperson in 1998. He and his accomplices Harvinder Singh, Harjinder Singh and Veer Bahadur Singh arrived in Mumbai from Punjab on Sunday, Jun 7 and were staying in a suburban hotel, police said.
NCB officials acting up on a tip-off, nabbed the culprits, who were attempting to deliver the drugs consignment to some unknown people at the Oberoi Mall on Monday, Jun 8 evening. The accused are remanded till Jun 12.
Earlier another Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Saji Mohan was arrested on Jan 17 with a consignment of over 12 kg of heroin worth Rs 12 crore by the Anti-Terroriss Squad. He was a former zonal director of the NCB Chandigarh.