Barnala (Punjab): Two Haryana students in their early twenties have been arrested with contraband worth Rs 1 crore in this Punjab town, police said on Sunday.
The accused have been identified as final year BA student Mangal Singh, a resident of Cheeka village in Kaithal district of Haryana, and first year BA student Balkar Singh of Jind town. They were arrested late Saturday and nearly 500 grams of heroin were recovered from them.
"They wanted to earn quick money, that`s why they entered this trade. They were working for another youth named Vicky, who is currently lodged in a Punjab jail in a murder case," Senior Superintendent of Police Gurpreet Singh Toor said.
"They came in contact with Vicky while the latter was out on parole. They were going to hand over the contraband to another smuggler in Punjab and were promised huge money in lieu of it," he added.