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Two held, 2 kg heroin seized

Punjab Police today arrested two persons in Jalandhar and allegedly seized two kg heroin worth Rs ten crore from their possession.

punjab Updated: Apr 04, 2012 21:03 IST

Punjab Police arrested two persons in Jalandhar on Wednesday and allegedly seized two kg heroin worth Rs ten crore from their possession.

ADGP (Crime) HPS Khakh said the police got a tip-off that some smugglers were on way to Jalandhar from Ludhiana in a Skoda car to deliver heroin to their contacts in Jalandhar.

Teams of Jalandhar Commissionerate and CIA staff under the supervision of ACP crime RS Cheema laid a naka at Patel Chowk and stopped the suspected car for checking.
During a search, two kg of heroin and a country-made pistol with two cartridges were allegedly seized from the possession of Satnam Singh, one of the car occupants.

Police also nabbed car driver Jaspreet Singh while their third accomplice Pargat Singh gave a slip to the police, the ADGP said.

He said that Satnam Singh, an agriculturist, joined hands with Pargat Singh, alleged to be a notorious smuggler of drugs who indulged in the supply of drugs and heroin in Doaba and Malwa regions of the state for the past many years to become rich overnight.

Jaspreet Singh, an addict, was working as a conduit for Pargat Singh and used to look out for customers for drugs, especially heroin, in the areas of Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Nawanshahr. A case under NDPS Act had been registered.

First Published: Apr 04, 2012 21:01 IST