Police claim to have arrested five people, including a woman, and recovered 2.5kg heroin, two pistols, five cartridges and fake currency from them.
Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, SSP Rajjit Singh said, "On a tip-off, the police laid a naka at the Chabhal-Attari road T-point. A silver Indica car heading towards the naka tried to escape from the spot but the police intercepted it."
The SSP said four smugglers were arrested. They were identified as Jassa Singh of Cheema Kalan, Gurwinder Singh of Bharobhal, Karam Singh of Shidna and Tarsem Singh of Manakpur village.
During the questioning, 2kg heroin, two pistols, five cartridges and fake currency amounting to Rs 13 lakh was recovered from them.
After the initial investigation, the police raided Cheema Kalan village and arrested Jasbir Kaur, mother of main accused Jassa Singh and recovered Rs 5 lakh in cash and 500gm of heroin from her. The police have also recovered a Pakistani SIM card and Pakistan-made mobile phones.
The SSP said the accused used the mobile phones to contact the Pakistan-based smugglers to get the consignment from across the border and distributed the heroin in various cities of the state. He said it was a 10-member gang and five members were still at large.