Heroin worth rupees 600 million seized in Punjab

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Ferozepur (Punjab), July 4 (ANI): Punjab police seized heroin worth millions here on Friday.

Two people were arrested with 12 kilogram of heroin in their possession.

SPS Parmar, Senior Superintendent of Police, Ferozepur, said, "We have recovered 12 kilogram of heroin from their possession. Besides this we also recovered two pistols and live cartridges from them...the recovered ammunition includes a Belgium-made 0.32 bore pistol and a 0.30 bore Chinese pistol."

"Interrogations were on to get to the bottom of drug racket," he added.

The accused have been charged under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Regulation of Controlled Substances Order 1993) Act and other offences.

The value of half-a- kilogram of heroin in the domestic market is currently ten million rupees.

Heroin is derived from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seedpod of the Asian poppy plant. Heroin usually appears as a white or brown powder. (ANI)

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