Two UP residents arrested with heroin

AmritsarPosted at: Jun 11, 2017, 12:56 AM; last updated: Jun 11, 2017, 12:57 AM (IST)

Tribune News Service


Amritsar, June 10

A day after the arrest of a drug peddler with 26 gm of heroin valued at Rs 1.25 crore in the international market, the Special Task Force arrested two couriers who used to deliver consignments in various parts of the state.
Both of them belonged to Uttar Pradesh and were identified as Rashid and Saleem. They were arrested from the Tarn Taran area. The STF recovered 500 gm of heroin from their possession while further investigations were under way to unearth the entire nexus.
Yesterday, the STF had nabbed Jagjit Singh alias Jaggi of Havelian village in Tarn Taran with 260 gm of heroin while his accomplice, identified as Manjinder Singh of Mule Chak, was missing. He was nabbed in Chheharta.
During their interrogation, STF officials came to know about the arrival of Rashid and Saleem from Delhi. They used to work as couriers and smuggle the drug consignments in various parts of the border state from Delhi.
Due to heightened security arrangements and an alert at the Indo-Pak border by the Border Security Force jawans, the smugglers have adopted new methods to smuggle drug consignments. They are using the Rajasthan-Delhi route to smuggle prohibited material.
BK Singla, DSP, STF, confirmed the arrest of Rashid and Saleem but added that further investigations were under progress.

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