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Heroin worth Rs. 30 crore seized in Punjab

None  Amritsar, May 15, 2014
First Published: 20:08 IST(15/5/2014) | Last Updated: 20:11 IST(15/5/2014)

Punjab police seized six kilogram heroin worth Rs. 30 crore following the interrogation of a prisoner lodged in Amritsar Central Jail.


Police on Thursday said the drug was recovered last night following the interrogation of Kuldeep Singh, a resident of Marri Kamboki village in Tarn Taran district.


The accused is lodged in the Amritsar Central Jail in connection with a criminal case registered in 2013. He was brought here on production warrant.


His disclosure statement led to the recovery of 6 Kgs of heroin which he had kept concealed at a secluded place near his village. police said.

They said the preliminary questioning of the accused has revealed that he was in touch with Pakistan-based heroin smugglers and some notorious Indian smugglers since 2012.

The recovered consignment of heroin was retrieved by the accused and his associates in August/September 2013 from Ferozpur sector but he was unable to dispose off the same as some members of gang were arrested by police.

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Police have registered an FIR in this regard and have launched a probe into the matter.

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