A senior police official said that during interrogation of the three persons arrested for drug smuggling on January 4, the name of Pakistani national Nasir Khan, believed to be instrumental in sending consignments to them on the Indian side, cropped up.

With the identification of Khan, police investigation is now focussed on the local contacts of the smugglers to break the chain, the official added. Last week police had arrested three persons from near here, and recovered Pakistani SIM card, mobiles, weapons and ammunition from their possession.

One of the arrested persons, Gurjant Singh alias Bholu (26), was in contact with Khan, police said, adding Khan was the prime supplier of the drug to the gangsters. Khan had sent 10 kg heroin through Hindumal Kot in Sri Ganganagar district of Rajasthan, police said.

Besides Gurjant Singh, police had arrested Sandip Singh (25) and Jatinder Singh alias Jindi (34). The police had recovered one stengun of .9 mm, two pistols . 9 mm, two pistols .30 bore, one airgun, 190 live cartridges, 31 mobile phones, one Pakistani mobile sim card and one car from them.

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