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Ten kg heroin, fake currency seized in Punjab

Last Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 15:47

Attari (Punjab): The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized ten kilograms of heroin worth Rs 500 million and fake Indian currency notes.

The heroin was being smuggled from Pakistan.

BSF Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Sanjeev Bhanot said a bag containing the drug and fake currency was thrown out of a freight train as it was about to reach the Attari station.

"We found a black coloured bag during a search operation. Ten packets, weighing around one kilogram each, suspected to be heroin were recovered. Other than this, Rs 15, 83,500 of fake Indian currency notes of denominations 1,000 and 500, 290 notes of 1,000 and 987 notes of 500 have been recovered," Bhanot said.

Customs officials arrived at the site and searched the area. A case has been registered with the police and investigations are in progress.

"The matter is under investigation, let the matter be investigated and let me see the report first, then we will see as to who is involved. Police is investigating the matter," said Vinod Khosla, Deputy Commissioner of Customs Department at Attari.
No arrests have been made so far.


First Published: Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 15:47

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