Police here on Friday arrested two cousins for alleged possession of 450-gm heroin, said to be worth Rs 2.25 crore in the international market.
Police claimed that the accused - Basant City residents Gaurav Sharma (22), alias Gopi, and Rishi Sharma, 21 - had taken to the drug trade for quick money and used to sell the highly addictive drug to college students.
Sub-inspector Harbans Singh, incharge of the anti-narcotics and -illicit liquor-smuggling wing of the police, said the accused were history-sheeters and that their relatives had been lodged in Tihar jail for peddling narcotics.
The police arrested the accused from a checkpoint on Humbran Road. The accused were riding a motorcycle and, on seeing the police, had tried to make an escape. However, the duo was chased down and arrested.
On searching the two, the police seized the drug contraband from the pockets and bags of the accused.
The accused confessed to having bought the heroin from a person named Babu of Chandni Chowk, New Delhi.
The police official said Gaurav worked as a salesman for a pharmaceutical company, while Rishi was a salesman at a grocery store in Aggar Nagar.
The duo has been booked under sections 22, 61 and 85 of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act at the Divisio Number 4 police station.