Kapurthala: The Punjab Police have arrested two persons and seized 20 kg of heroin worth Rs 100 crore in the international market from their possession. The accused have been identified as Balwinder Singh of Sarangwal Hoshiarpur village and Peter Masih of Basti Danishmanda locality in Jalandhar. Peter has already been facing two criminal cases.
Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Dinkar Gupta said when police teams intercepted a truck and a Hyundai i20 car at high-tech Dhilwan police naka in Kapurthala on Monday, the search of the vehicle led to the recovery of 20-kg heroin.
The DGP added that the drivers of both vehicles were signalled to stop at the checkpoint by the police party, but the occupants tried to flee. However, alert cops managed to nab them after a brief chase.
The police recovered 20 packets of heroin (one kg each) from their possession during their body check and from two vehicles, added the DGP.
SSP, Kapurthala, HS Khakh said two special cavities had been created in the roof of the truck driver's cabin by drug suppliers to conceal the consignment during transportation.
The DGP said during preliminary investigations, the drug dealers said the consignment was being smuggled from Purmara Mandi in Srinagar by Balwinder Singh in a truck and Peter Masih collected the consignment from him.
- PTC News