At least three people -- with arms and ammunition made in Pakistan and China -- were arrested by the Punjab police in Mohali on Monday, said reports.
The arrested were reportedly carrying two AK 47s and five pistols. About 30 mobile phones and a Pakistan-registered mobile SIM card has also been seized from the trio, who are apparently heroin smugglers.
The trio have been identified as Gurjant Singh, Sandeep and Jitendra, reported IBN Live.
The development comes as operations against alleged Jaish-e-Mohammad operators in Pathankot air base entered its third day. The fifth terrorist was killed on Monday and efforts are still on to overpower the remaining one attacker.
However, police officials have ruled out any link between the two incidents, NDTV reported.
Senior police officer GS Bhullar told the TV channel that the arrested heroin smugglers belong to a drug cartel subdued earlier by the police.
Meanwhile, the Pathankot terrorist attack, which started on Saturday morning, has resulted in the death of five terrorists and seven on the Indian side including Lieutenant Colonel Niranjan Kumar.
Three people arrested with arms, ammunitions and a Pakistan mobile SIM card in Mohali (Punjab). pic.twitter.com/uryqJ2L2hE
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