Heroin worth Rs 60 crore recovered, two held

Ferozpur:  In a joint operation, Punjab Police and Counter Intelligence sleuths on Wednesday recovered a large quantity of heroin allegedly smuggled from Pakistan worth over Rs 60 crore from a village along the Indo-Pak border in Ferozpur.

Senior SP Ferozepur Varinder Pal Singh said that following an intelligence input regarding arrival of a consignment of contraband from Pakistan, the police was tracking some suspected drug peddlers for the last few days.

He said this morning, a special squad of police along with intelligence sleuths laid a trap near village Wahka under Mamdot police station when they spotted three motorcycle borne persons coming from the border side.

The SSP said that when those persons spotted the police team, they tried to flee leaving the motorcycle behind.

However, two persons identified as Sucha Singh and Angrej Singh were apprehended while their accomplice Bohar Singh managed to escape, he said.

Varinder Pal said a plastic bag containing 12 packets of heroin weighing one kilogram each worth Rs 60 crore was allegedly recovered from the duo which they had brought from across the border.

The police was working on some more leads to track down the nexus between cross border drug peddlers and kingpins behind the drug racket, he added.
Story First Published: November 07, 2012 21:51 IST

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