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Jalandhar: Heroin worth Rs 6.25 crore seized, five arrested

Five persons were arrested and 1.25 kg of heroin worth Rs 6.25 crore in the international market was recovered from their possession here on Thursday, police said.

punjab Updated: Apr 16, 2015 23:26 IST
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Five persons were arrested and 1.25 kg of heroin worth Rs 6.25 crore in the international market was recovered from their possession here on Thursday, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, police intercepted a car coming from Jammu and Kashmir towards Bhogpur area and recovered the drugs , senior superintendent of Police of Jalandhar (Rural) Jaspreet Singh Sandhu said.

"Around 1.25 kg of heroin worth Rs 6.25 crore in the international market, one kg opium and drug money of Rs 10 lakh in cash were recovered from the specially designed car," Sandhu said, adding that the vehicle too has been seized.

Those arrested have been identified as Anil Kumar, Jasbir Singh alias Sheera, Tarsem Singh alias Khona, Jitender Singh alias Chikna and Balwan Singh, police said.

While Balwan Singh is a resident of Jammu and Kashmir,the rest are from Punjab, they said.

Cases under NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act) Act have been registered against the accused who also face previous charges of drug and murder, police said, adding that investigation is underway.