Heroine worth 600 million rupees seized in Punjab

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Amritsar, Sep. 6 (ANI): A special team of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) sleuths on late Saturday night seized about 13 kilograms of heroine estimated to be worth over 600 million rupees in the international market, near Sarhali in Tarn Taran district.

Twelve packets containing heroine, which were wrapped under a yellow adhesive tape and white strip, having marking of five stars and something written in Urdu under them, were recovered while being carried in TATA Sumo vehicle.

The seizure could be possible following a tip off to the DRI team that a consignment of narcotic drugs was being transported in a TATA Sumo, a mini truck, following which a tight vigil was being kept. But the seizure of heroine could be possible only after a hard chase by the DRI team.

The team expected the consignment to be arriving by a TATA Sumo. When the suspected TATA sumo arrived, it was signalled to stop at the Check Post. But the driver instead of stopping the vehicle accelerated the speed of the vehicle and managed to run away.

The DRI officers chased the suspected vehicle and which hit their vehicle and once again ran away. But having covered a little more distance, the driver of the vehicle lost its control and it turned turtle on the road.

The team managed to catch hold of the TATA Sumo's driver, as he tried to escape from the scene by resisting his arrest. The driver has been put under arrest and further investigations are on. By Ravinder Singh Robin (ANI)

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