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Punjab: Rs 50 lakh worth Heroin seized, 3 arrested


Chandigarh, Mar 2: The Punjab police's Special Task Force (STF) has reportedly seized 97 grams of contraband substance heroin worth Rs 50 lakh.

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The Firozpur STF Range Police has arrested three people along with seizing the contraband substance.

In January this year, Delhi Police's Special Cell seized 20 kilograms of contraband substance Heroin and arrested six people in connection with it. The value of of the seized narcotic was said to be around Rs 80 crore. In the same month, the Delhi Police's crime branch busted a drug trafficking syndicate that imported drugs online via dark web from the US and other countries, to distribute them in the city.

Heroin worth Rs 200 seized, narcotics were being brought from Kupwara to Delhi in apple cartonsHeroin worth Rs 200 seized, narcotics were being brought from Kupwara to Delhi in apple cartons

In November last year (2018), the Narcotics Control Bureau seized Rs 200 crore worth heroin. The contraband substance was being brought from Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara in apple cartons. The heroin laden apple cartons were intercepted and seized from a highway toll plaza.

In July 2018, four alleged drug peddlers were arrested in three separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir and more than 450 grams of heroin and 250 intoxicant capsules were seized from them.

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