22 kg Heroin sized near Amritsar International Airport

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Amritsar March 24, Sleuths of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) have seized 22 kilograms of Heroin worth rupees 220 million in the international market here. The Heroin supply was to be smuggled to Canada from Amritsar International Airport.

Packets of Heroin, each weighing nearly half kilogram, were kept inside the folds of ladies suit pieces and were wrapped in carbon paper to avoid detection by the X ray machines at the airport, said officials.

According to Dheeraj Rastogi, the Joint director with the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, they intercepted a vehicle at Mirankot, about three kilometers from Amritsar International Airport, on late Saturday night heading for Airport from Jalandhar.

"A 39-year-old man Purshotam Lal Sondhi, a resident of Arjun Nagar, Jalandhar who claims to be the General Secretary of the Youth Akali Dal and President of Balmiki Sabha of Jalandhar. Some Bittu Atwal of Sunnypura, Jalandhar had handed over the heroine to Purshotam to deliver it at Amritsar airport," Rastogi said.

Earlier, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence had confiscated two consignments of heroine weighing six and seven kilogram each from the Amritsar International Airport.

ANI

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