India News | Man involved in smuggling 52 kg of heroin, detained

Kapurthala, December 28 (PTI) Punjab police said on Tuesday they had arrested a man allegedly involved in smuggling 52 kg of heroin which was seized by Jammu and Kashmir police last month.

The accused has been identified as Happy alias Gabbar from Mehtabgarh in Kapurthala. Kapurthala Chief Superintendent of Police Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh said the 52 kg shipment of heroin, which was on its way from Jammu and Kashmir to Punjab, was intercepted by Union Territory Police November 24.

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Jammu police last month recovered 52 kg of heroin from a truck on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. It had been smuggled into the Punjab.

Khakh said that after specific information, the police set up a checkpoint on Nadala road, near Tajpur-Kapurthala road, to check vehicles.

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During the check, the police arrested a person for possession of 100 grams of heroin.

During the preliminary investigation, the person allegedly confessed to his involvement in the loading of 52 kg heroin which was transported to the Punjab.

The drugs were smuggled across the border and were to be brought to Punjab, the SSP said.

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