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Two held with heroin in Amritsar

The police have arrested two persons from Haryana with 5 gm of heroin each concealed in their underwear while they were on their way to Amritsar airport on Thursday night.

Written by Navjeevan Gopal | Amritsar |
Updated: April 9, 2014 1:10:19 pm

The police have arrested two persons from Haryana with 5 gm of heroin each concealed in their underwear while they were on their way to Amritsar airport on Thursday night.

The duo — Sumit Kumar from Gurgaon and his friend Parveen from Rohtak — travelled by air from Delhi to Amritsar to get doses of heroin from Tarn Taran. They were,however,arrested while heading to the Amritsar airport to catch a return flight to Delhi.

The police are now trying to ban the alleged supplier of heroin,who according to the police,hails from a village in Tarn Taran. “The accused belong to well-off families. During interrogation,they said they are not habitual takers of heroin and had wanted to consume it occasionally,” Amritsar ADCP Amrik Singh Pawar said.

“Following a tip-off,the police intercepted the accused on the airport T-point. After thorough frisking,the heroin was found concealed in their underwear. One of the accused’s relatives have arrived. While they claim to be in the petrol pump business,they also boast of being close to a Haryana MLA,” Airport police station SHO Mohan Singh said.

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He added: “The accused landed at the Amritsar airport on July 31 and stayed with a friend. He took them to Tarn Taran,where they got the drug and were returning on Thursday night when they were arrested.” Asked why anyone would travel so far and that too by air for only 5 gm of heroin,the SHO said: “These are the hobbies of the rich. They said they come here for drugs earlier as well.”

The duo was produced before a court on Friday,which has sent them to judicial custody.

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