50-kg heroin worth Rs 250 crore seized from apple truck

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The Hush Post| 14:45| 2-min-read

A Delhi-bound truck carrying apples was intercepted at a toll plaza in Jammu on Thursday. 50-kg heroin was hidden inside crates, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials told PTI. The seized heroin is worth Rs 250 crore in the international market, the report said.

“Acting on a tip-off, the NCB officers stopped the truck. The contraband was packed in pouches and placed under the apple crates,” said Yadav. There were 50 such pouches weighing a kg each, he added.

The truck driver is a resident of Kupwara and has been arrested, NCB zonal director Virender Yadav said at a press conference.

“We are likely to make more arrests on the basis of the truck driver’s statement,” he added.

Officers say the drugs are smuggled from Pakistan and distributed all across the country through Jammu and Kashmir. The NCB has seized 161-kg heroin in Jammu in the past three months.

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