Heroin worth Rs 50 lakh seized, three held

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Chennai, Aug 26 (UNI) The Anti-Narcotic Task Force has arrested three people and seized 500 gm heroin worth Rs 50 lakh in the international market from them.

Acting on reliable information, sleuths of the Narcotics Intelligence Bureau arrested three people -- Marimuthu, John Paul and Jesu Antony Vinoth in Tuticorin yesterday and seized the contraband.

During interrogation, the trio admitted that they were transporting heroin, which they had received from one Aldrin in Ramanathapuram.

According to an official release here, the three were arrested and remanded to judicial custody and efforts were on to arrest Aldrin.

Mr Narinderpal Singh, Additional Director General of Police, Crime, congratulated Mr K Venugopal, DSP and his team members for the commendable work, the release added.

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