Taran Taran (Punjab) June 2 (ANI): Four packets of heroin worth 200 million rupees seized at the India-Pakistan international border in Taran Taran region of Punjab.
Seized by the officials at Khem Karan sector the heroin was buried just off the international India Pakistan frontier.
“On the basis of a tip off, we came to know that some amount of heroin has been buried across the fence of international border by Pakistani smugglers so as to smuggle it to India through Punjab,” said Surinder Pal Singh Parmar, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Tarn Taran, Punjab.
The SSP further informed that police have registered an FIR under the NDP Act.He also said that the cost value of seized heroin is estimated to be in the range of 200 million rupees in the international market.
India is viewed as a major transit point for drug smuggling to the West.
Heroin is derived from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seedpod of the Asian poppy plant, and appears as a white or brown powder. (ANI)