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Rs 3.75-cr heroin found in goods train from Pakistan

Amritsar, July 16: The Customs Department, Amritsar, seized Rs3.75-cr drugs and gold worth Rs 36 lakh at Land Customs Station, Attari railway station and Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar on Saturday.

The officers detected three packets of heroin, weighing 754.2 gm, concealed in the empty wagons attached with 68 DN goods train that arrived from Pakistan at the Attari Railway Station.

Customs Commissioner Dipak Kumar Gupta said a packet containing dark brown substance appearing to be hashish, weighing 14.2 gm, was recovered. “The recovered drugs are worth Rs 3.75 crore in the international market,” he added.

On the same day, gold worth Rs 36 lakh was seized from the airport. Customs officials, on search of a passenger from Delhi via Air India flight, found six cut pieces of foreign-origin 24 carat gold weighing 901 gm and valuing Rs 27.3 lakh. He had concealed the gold in rectum.

Similarly, gold jewellery worth Rs 8.5 lakh was confiscated from two Turkmenistan nationals who arrived at the airport via Turkmenistan flight. The material has been seized under the Customs Act, 1962.

Source Tribune India

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