Pakistan using pro-Khalistan Sikh terrorists for smuggling drugs to fund terrorism


Daijiworld Media Network - New Delhi (SHP)

New Delhi, Jul 15: To fuel the militancy in Punjab, Pakistan is using pro-Khalistan Sikh terrorists to smuggle drugs into India via carpet exports to the west and south-east Asia, according to intelligence. It was also found out that Paramjit Singh Panjwar, chief of the terrorist organization Khalistan Commando Force, has been based in Lahore since '94.

Over time it was found that, Pakistan is using Sri Lanka and Maldives to smuggle drugs into India. On May 21, Indian Coast Guard seized 218 kilograms of heroin off Jakhau in Kutch district of Gujarat. The boat seized was 'Al Madina,' a Karachi-registered Pakistani fishing boat and around six crew members carrying drugs in 194 packets were arrested.

There was another arrest on May 26 by Maldivian police of an Iranian boat with a crew member who was Pakistani.


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During an interrogation, 26/11 Mumbai attacks accused David Coleman Headley, terrorist of Lashkar-e-Taiba, admitted that the terror groups used to fund their missions through the smuggling of drugs. He also revealed the role played by ISI, in linking drug lords and terrorists for transportation of weapons along with drugs to India.

  

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