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Four held with heroin worth Rs. 120 cr in Amritsar

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Amritsar, October 28, 2013
First Published: 15:03 IST(28/10/2013) | Last Updated: 19:07 IST(28/10/2013)

Punjab police today arrested four men and recovered 24kg heroin worth Rs. 120 crore ($19.5 million) in international market, an officer said.

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Sources in the state special operations cell said that the recovery was made near the Millennium Gate following a tip-off that a big drugs consignment was being carried by a group of smugglers.

The Border Security Force (BSF) had killed three Pakistani smugglers near the India-Pakistan international border last week and recovered 24kg of heroin.

This year, BSF has recovered nearly 282 kg of heroin along the 553km international border in Punjab. In 2012, it had recovered more than 288 kg of heroin.

(with inputs from IANS)

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