The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized heroin worth Rs 10 crore, which was suspected to have been smuggled from across the Line of Control, from a residential area in Srinagar, official said today.
On the basis of specific intelligence, the DRI officers raided the residential area in Srinagar in the early hours of Sunday morning and recovered two packets of high grade heroin, weighing around 2 kg, an official statement said.
The contraband was found concealed behind a rice sack in the kitchen of the house, the DRI said in the statement.
"In order to nab the kingpin of the smuggling gang, a manhunt has been launched. DRI has conducted searches in villages located adjacent to the Line of Control. Further investigation is under progress," it said.
Preliminary investigation suggests that the seized heroin was sourced from across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, the statement said.