AK-47, heroin smuggled from Pak seized in Punjab
Six kilograms of heroin with a street value of Rs 6 crore, an AK-47 rifle and 100 live cartridges, smuggled from Pakistan via Punjab border, were seized and two persons arrested today, police said.india Updated: Apr 17, 2010 18:40 IST
Six kilograms of heroin with a street value of Rs 6 crore, an AK-47 rifle and 100 live cartridges, smuggled from Pakistan via Punjab border, were seized and two persons arrested on Saturday, police said.
Acting on a tip-off, the State Special Operation Cell (SSOC) of Punjab Police nabbed the two alleged smugglers near the Indo-Pak border when they were going to deliver the consignment to another place.
The drugs, arms and ammunition, which included four magazines, were smuggled to India from Pakistan recently, SP SSOC Manminder Singh said.
Singh said the two arrested have been identified as Satnam Singh and Harjinder Singh, residents of the border village of Ramdas. They told interrogators that the items were brought to India with the help of Pakistani smugglers.
The duo was constantly in touch with their Pakistani counterparts, Singh said, adding, the source of the contraband and the area from where it was smuggled are being ascertained.
Investigations are being conducted to unearth the network of smugglers, he said.