Ludhiana, Nov 23 (UNI) Sleuths of the Directorate of the Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 8.413 kg heroin from a car near Doraha on NH-I late last night. DRI sources said today that the approximate value of the contraband was a little over Rs eight crore.
The three persons travelling in the car were taken into custody and later arrested under the NDPS Act. They were identified as Malkiat Singh a resident of Ganganagar in Rajasthan, his brother-in-law Gurcharan Singh and driver Balbir Singh.
DRI officials intercepted the car near the toll tax barrier at Doraha and on search found the heroin concealed in false cavaties of three briefcases lying inside the vehicle. The drug was being ferried to Delhi from where it was to be taken to a Western country, DRI sources said.
The drug was given to the three arrested persons by a panch of Pandori Ladda village in Ludhiana district. The three were to contact the panch after reaching the national capital for further instructions, DRI sources said while claiming that the panch was yet to be nabbed.