Largest seizure of 54 kg heroin in Punjab

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Amritsar, Sep 3 (UNI) In the single largest seizure of heroin in Punjab, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 54 kg heroin in the Khem Karan border sector of Tarn taran district in Punjab this evening.

Confirming the seizure, state intelligence sources said that the seized drug was worth Rs 270 crore in the international market where the current price of heroin had recently shot up to around Rs 5 crore for a kg.

Three persons identified as Kabul Singh and Mohinder Singh of Wan Tara Singh village and Jasbir Singh of Manna Mallian village were nabbed while transporting the consignment which had been smuggled into India from Pakistan a couple of days back. The consignment was being taken to a 'safe' place by the three.

All the three were later booked under the NDPS Act.

Further details of the seizure were still awaited as the three arrested persons were being questioned. The DRI team was led by its Joint Director D R Rastogi.

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