11 more PNB officers interrogated for possible links with drug dealers
July 2, 2020 11:33 am
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is currently interrogating 11 officers of the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB).
These PNB officers are being questioned for their possible links with drug racketeers.
In the meantime, one Police Sub Inspector, two Sergeants and a Constable attached to the PNB are already under questioning for allegedly maintaining links with drug traffickers.
These four officers were apprehended as a result of the investigations launched by the CID some 12 days ago.
Two other individuals connected to the racket externally were also arrested on the 25th and 26th of June and they are being interrogated under detention orders, at present.
CID has taken two vans and a jeep into custody, from the possession of the arrested officers. These vehicles are suspected to have been used in the drug racket. In addition, a sum of Rs 31.2 million and around 20 pounds of gold jewellery have also been seized during the probes.
Meanwhile, close to 10 Acres of land from properties in various areas purchased by the four officers and connected individuals have been temporarily suspended and will be permanently taken over in the future under the Money Laundering Act. Three bank accounts connected to the suspects have been frozen temporarily.
CID investigations have uncovered information that these arrested PNB officers were indirectly connected to this drug racket.
It is also reported that investigations are currently underway to arrest another suspected Police Inspector with links to drug dealers.