In a major operation, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has seized a huge quantity of heroin and fake Indian currency notes in New Delhi and arrested one person in this connection.
DRI sleuths seized 20 kgs of Afghan-origin heroin, with an estimated street value of Rs 20 crore, from a person after they intercepted his truck near Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar in northwest Delhi.
The person, said to be in his early 40s, hailed from Jammu, DRI sources said, but did not reveal his identity. Fake currency notes with a face value of Rs 4.6 lakh were also seized from him.
The notes were of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 demonination. "The notes came through the Western border," an officer said on condition of anonymity.
"This is the third combined seizure of heroin and fake currency by the agency in Delhi and Punjab in the last one month," the sources added.
Security agencies in New Delhi claim that fake currency reach the capital from Pakistan through various routes, including by the bus and rail services, connecting both the countries.
The Delhi police had last week seized a huge stash of fake currency with a face value of about Rs 33 lakh from three persons, who were allegedly working for Pakistan's ISI.
The Special Cell of the Delhi Police had a fortnight ago arrested a man and a woman -- Tabbasum Abudllah and Mohd Shamim -- with fake Indian currency with a face value of Rs five lakh.