A day after the recovery of heroin from a cavity made in a truck coming from Pakistan around two kilometers away from the Integrated Check Post (ICP) by State Counter Intelligence Bathinda sleuth,Pakistani security forces arrested one Mithu,a labour contractor working in Pakistan,following information provided by the Indian Customs preventive wing.
The arrest has been confirmed by Pakistani security agency on hotline to the Indian Customs officials in Amritsar. Sources in the Customs department said Mithu was involved in Fridays smuggling and he had managed to erect a cavity by using a heat resistance cloth inside the bonnet of the truck. Mithu had been involved in such incidents earlier also,said sources. Assistant Commissioner,Customes,ICP Amanjeet Singh also confirmed the arrest.
Sources at ICP said that many times 200 to 300 trucks crossed both sides and it is difficult to rummage each and every vehicle thoroughly.
We have demanded a truck scanner and even the Union government had promised the same,but still we are not able to get one. Pakistan has a truck scanner on their side, said a senior official in the Customs department.
The truck,had gone to Pakistan on Thursday and had entered from Pakistan side on Friday after unloading plastic granules in Pakistan.