Two Afghan drug peddlers caught with heroin in Amritsar

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Amritsar, Nov.14 (ANI): Indian police arrest two Afghan nationals with two kilograms of heroin from Amritsar district.

Officials said the contraband was seized after the police intercepted a car.

The seized heroin, worth at least 430,000 dollars was displayed before the media in Amritsar.

"State Special Operation Cell has made biggest recovery in which two Afghani smugglers who were based in Delhi have been arrested and the police has recovered two kilograms of heroin have been recovered from them.

The main person Shahjahan is an Afghani citizen he was based in Delhi and is directly in touch with the dealers in Afghanistan," P.K. Rai, Superintendent of Police (Amritsar), said.

Afghanistan, devastated by three decades of Soviet occupation and civil war, accounts for 93 percent of world opium output, according to United Nations data.

China, India and Russia called for the creation of a security belt around Afghanistan to halt the spread of heroin. (ANI)

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