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Heroin worth Rs. 120 crores recovered in Amritsar

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  1. Soumya

    Soumya Major STAR MEMBER

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    Amritsar: The Punjab Police arrested four men in Amritsar on Monday and recovered 24 kg of heroin worth Rs.120 crore on the international market from them, an officer said.

    Sources in the state special operations cell said that the recovery was made near the Millennium Gate following a tip-off that a big drugs consignment was being carried by a group of smugglers.

    The Border Security Force (BSF) had killed three Pakistani smugglers near the India-Pakistan international border last week and recovered 24 kg of heroin.

    This year, the BSF has recovered nearly 282 kg of heroin along the 553 km international border in Punjab. In 2012, it had recovered more than 288 kg of heroin.

    Heroin worth Rs 120 crores recovered in Amritsar | NDTV.com
     
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    Another consignment of 24kg heroin worth Rs 120 crore seized

    AMRITSAR : Two days after Border Security Force ( BSF) recovered 24 kilogram heroin from near Indo-Pak international border, the State Special Operations Cell (SSOC) recovered another consignment of 24 kilogram heroin valued at around Rs 120 crore in the international market on Monday. Strangely, the smuggling attempt was made by a convict undergoing imprisonment in Amritsar jail and was currently on six week parole.

    Assistant Inspector General, SSOC, Ashwani Kumar informed media persons that they had arrested 4 persons including the main kingpin of the cross border drug trafficking racket Jasbir Singh alias Jassa . Jassa was earlier arrested in 2010 by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence along with 54 kilogram heroin and was undergoing 15 years imprisonment. After his conviction in Central Jail, Amritsar. Jassa was recently released on 6 week parole.

    Others who have been arrested are Kuldip Singh, Avtar Singh alias Tari and Tarsem Singh. All of them have been booked under section 21/25/29 NDPS Act has registered in police station SSOC. AIG further informed that during his parole period, Jasbir revived his old contacts with Pakistani smugglers and managed to receive the consignment of 24 kilogram of heroin in the Fazilka sector on the intervening night of October 25/26 2013. He informed that on October 27 while Jassa was travelling with his associates in a white colour Toyota Innova to deliver the consignment they were intercepted by a police party of the SSOC and arrested. He said that the arrested persons were being interrogated to establish their Pak contacts and the Indian end where delivery of contraband was to be made.

    All of them were being produced in court on Monday and were sent to police remand for further investigations.

    Another consignment of 24kg heroin worth Rs 120 crore seized - The Times of India
     
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    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    Good job by BSF & Special Cell. :tup:

    The main problem is Punjab's drug addiction.

    Over 100 kg of heroin seized within two months, this shows how big this drug problem is for Punjab.

    Heroin seizure (in kg) in recent years

    • 2010 - 115.250

    • 2011 - 67.970

    • 2012 - 268.125

    • 2013 (So Far) - 305.051
     
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