2 kg heroin seized in Amritsar; 2 held

Chandigarh: Two persons were arrested and 2 kg of heroin, apparently smuggled from Pakistan, was seized from their possession in Amritsar today.

The sleuths of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), acting on a tip off, intercepted an SUV near Kamaska village on Kamaska Vanike road in Amritsar and during its search seized two kg of heroin, officials said.

Two persons travelling in the vehicle were arrested, NCB, Zonal Director (Chandigarh unit), Kaustubh Sharma said.

During the preliminary investigation, it came to light that one of the arrested persons had been getting the delivery of consignments from a supplier in Pakistan, officials said.

The packets of heroin in 250 gram each were thrown by the supplier from across the fence into the agricultural fields and during the night the accused used to pick them up, they said.

He then handed over the packets to the other accused to sell them in the market, officials added.