Delhi businessman caught with 7kg heroin in Ludhiana
Seven kilograms of heroin, fake currency and two Pakistani SIM cards were seized from a Delhi-based businessman in Ludhiana.delhi Updated: Apr 21, 2007 15:49 IST
Seven kilograms of heroin, fake currency with a face value of Rs 9.93 lakh and two Pakistani SIM cards were seized from a Delhi-based businessman in the wee hours of Ludhiana on Saturday, a senior DRI official said.
Sarabjit Singh, who was convicted in a TADA case in 1990, was caught by the sleuths of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence from Doraha, near Ludhiana, DRI Joint Director Dheeraj Rastogi said.
Singh now runs a Chinese electrical goods shop in Old Delhi's Chandni Chowk.
"We had information that Singh was to deliver the consignment of heroin to someone in Delhi. At around 12 am, we intercepted him near Doraha and seized seven kg of heroin, two pistols, fake currency, Pak SIM cards and some live cartridges," Rastogi said.
Singh told his interrogators that he entered into heroin trade recently, DRI sources claimed and added he was conducting hawala transactions under the garb of import export business.
Thirty-nine-year-old Singh, now residing in Rajouri Garden of north Delhi, was earlier in jail for about eight years from 1990 under TADA charges for giving shelter to a terrorist.
Sources also said he would face relevant charges under NDPS Act, Customs Act and Arms act.
First Published: Apr 21, 2007 12:28 IST