Heroin worth Rs 52 crore seized in Delhi

In one of the biggest heroin hauls in the national capital, 52 kg of high-grade contraband was seized from an Afghan national by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence Tuesday.

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2010, 13:32 PM IST

New Delhi: In one of the biggest heroin
hauls in the national capital, 52 kg of high-grade contraband
was seized from an Afghan national by the Directorate of
Revenue Intelligence Tuesday.

Official sources said the DRI sleuths, based on
specific inputs, intercepted a sedan car being driven by a
34-year-old Afghan national on the Singu border with Haryana.

After the vehicle was checked, 52 kg of Afghanistan
heroin with street value of Rs 52 crore was found.

The Kandahar resident, who had come to India in
September this year, has been arrested and booked under the
stringent NDPS Act.

Sources said today`s seizure is the biggest in the
national capital in the last 15 years.

Sources said the drugs, which seems to have been
brought into the country through the Indo-Pak border, were
meant to be smuggled out of the country.

The national capital has often been used by the drug
cartels as a transit point.

Incidentally, since April, DRI has detected 193 cases
of outright smuggling and seized narcotics drugs and other
contraband like ketamine, ephedrine among others including
environmentally sensitive commodities worth Rs 243 crore.

In narcotics drugs, 28 kg of heroin and 11 tonne of
ganja with street value of Rs 152 crore were seized across the
country.

PTI