The directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI) said it had seized 40kg heroin from a truck near Mullanpur on Saturday morning and arrested the driver. The truck had the sticker 'On Army Duty' in a bid to hoodwink to authorities, said a spokesperson of the DRI.
The recovered heroin is said to be worth Rs 200 crore in the international underground market, though this consignment, sources said, could have been headed for Haryana for distribution among voters by political parties during the elections being held there on October 15.
A team of the DRI intercepted the truck (PB-46M-4252) at the Ludhiana-Ferozepur National Highway near Mullanpur following a tip-off. It is a rare case when such a huge consignment of contraband has been seized from the city, as usually these seizures are made near the Pakistan border. Sources in the agency said the heroin was smuggled from Pakistan from near the Hussainiwala border region in Ferozepur. The truck was being driven by Rashpal Singh who was arrested and booked under the NDPS Act. Ludhiana,truck,Mullanpur, ludhiana-Ferozepur, NDPs,news,hindustantimes