Two arrested for peddling heroin in Mathura

Mathura, Feb 8 (IANS) Mathura police on Monday arrested two drug peddlers with two packets of heroin weighing one kilo 36 grams.

The value of the Afghani heroin was estimated at around Rs.2 crore, a police officer said.

Rahul of Mathura and Satyapal of Kasganj were taken into custody while a third, identified as sepoy Sanjay Yadav of the Assam Rifles from Etah district, was absconding, Station House Officer (SHO) of Raya police station Sanjiv Kumar Tomar said.

A police team was tracking Sanjay, he said.

A team was on alert since morning after the police got a tip from an informer.

A country-made pistol, two live cartridges and a motorbike were seized from the peddlers’ possession, the police said.

It was one of the biggest catch of heroin in Mathura district.

The heroin was smuggled through the international border and sold in the market through a network, the two arrested people told the police.

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