Smugglers arrested with five kg of heroin in Amritsar

Amritsar, Dec.22 (ANI): The Punjab Police on Monday busted a crime syndicate and arrested three smugglers with five kilograms of heroin in Amritsar.

Based on intelligence input, police conducted raids and nabbed the suspects from two different locations in Amritsar city with contraband substance, pistol and Indian currency.

Police Inspector, Gurinder Singh Nagra, said the investigation was underway to arrest more persons connected with the syndicate.

Nagra added that recovered heroin was part of a 23-kilogram consignment brought from Pakistan.

“We got intelligence input. A joint party, consisting of local police and counter intelligence cell was formed. Based on the intelligence inputs, we arrested two persons named Angrej Singh and Balbir Singh. We recovered three kilograms of heroin and pistol from them. In the second joint operation, Devendra Singh alias Dadu was arrested with two kilograms of heroin and 3,00,000 ($4528.99) Indian currency,” said Nagra.

More than 248 kilogram of heroin has been seized in 2015 by paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF). The security forces attribute it to overgrown crops and the smugglers operating at night. Punjab had long been a transit point for drugs from Afghanistan and Pakistan, but have now become India’s heaviest consuming opium state. (ANI)

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