Amritsar, Sep 1 (ANI): Sleuths of Special Operation Cell (SOC) of Punjab have seized on Monday four kilograms of heroin estimated to be worth around rupees 200 million rupees in the international market and also arrested five men.
This was disclosed by P K Rai, Senior Superintendent of Police, Special Operation Cell, (SOC), Punjab.
Acting on a tip off, the police arrested Amanpreet Singh, Sandeep Singh, Gurmeet Singh, Jarnail Singh and Tehal Singh when they were going to deliver the consignment of heroin to a drug runner.owever, one of their accomplices Gulsaab Singh managed to give a slip to the raiding posse of policemen.
P K Rai revealed that apart from heroin, they also recovered a Maruti Alto and Splendour motorcycle from them.
The Special Operation Cell also registered a case under sections 21/25/29/61/85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic (NDPS) Act of 1985 and filed FIR (First Information Report) vis-à-vis the seizure.
Drug seizures are often reported from Punjab, bordering Pakistan, and narcotics agencies say the border state is a major route for drug supply to the West from Afghanistan-Pakistan region.eroin is derived from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seedpod of the Asian poppy plant. It usually appears as a white or brown powder. (ANI)