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Drug smuggler held, heroin worth Rs 25 crore seized

An alleged drug smuggler was arrested and five kg of heroin worth Rs 25 crore in the international market seized from his possession, officials said today.

chandigarh Updated: Apr 21, 2012 15:20 IST

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An alleged drug smuggler was arrested and five kg of heroin worth Rs 25 crore in the international market seized from his possession, officials said Saturday.

On a tip off, the Special Operation Cell of Counter Intelligence (SOC) intercepted Singh on the outskirts of the city when he was on his way to deliver the consignment yesterday.

Officials said five kg heroin and one foreign made automatic pistol with five live cartridges were allegedly found in his possession.

A case under the NDPS Act and Arms Act has been registered against Singh, a resident of Sarai Amanat Khan village in Tarn Taran district. Singh was arrested by SOC last year but had managed to escape from the Amritsar Jail.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the seized consignment of heroin, arms and ammunition was recently smuggled from Pakistan.

First Published: Apr 21, 2012 15:05 IST

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