8.5 kg heroin seized, three arrested - ECAS Punjab

8.5 kg heroin seized, three arrested

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Ferozepur/sangrur, July 6

At least 8.54 kg of heroin was seized by security agencies in two separate incidents.

In a joint search operation, sleuths of the CIA and 29th battalion of BSF recovered 7.14 kg heroin worth Rs 35 crore near BOP Dona Telu Mall in this sector.

The accused has been identified as Bittu, a resident of Palla Begha village. A pistol, two magazines, 10 live rounds and two Pakistani SIM cards were also seized from the fields of accused Bittu, who allegedly has links with the Pakistan-based smugglers.

A case under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused at Mamdot police station. However, he is yet to be arrested.

In the second incident, the district anti-narcotic cell has arrested three persons, and seized 1.4 kg of heroin from them at Joliyan village.

"Our team has arrested Amrik Singh, his wife Harpal Kaur, and Sarbjit Singh from Joliyan village and confiscated 1.4 kg heroin from their possession. The market value of the seized contraband is in crores. Further investigations are underway," said SSP Sandeep Garg.



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