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6 men including Afghan national arrested by Punjab STF, 188 kg heroin seized

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Press Trust of India Chandigarh
TheSpecial Task Force (STF) of Punjab has seized 188 Kg heroin and other contrabands from a house in Sultanwind area of Amritsar district and arrested six persons, including a Afghanistan national, officials said on Friday.
The seized heroin which is worth Rs 1,000 crore in the international market, was smuggled into India from Afghanistan via Pakistan, they said.
The Special Task Force, Border Range made the recovery late on Thursday night.
STF recovered 188 kg heroin, 38 kgdextromethorphan, 25 kg caffeinepowder probably used to cut and mix the heroin and six drums of chemical composition weight 207 kg, officials said.
Six persons were arrested from the housewhere preparation, mixing and cutting of drugswas taking place, officials said.
The Afghan national has come to India a few days ago and his task was to dilute the heroin which was of very high quality to increase its quantity, they said.
The questioning of the accused is going on to verify through which route they got the assignment.
It is suspected that the drug ring is part of an international network, officials said.

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First Published: Jan 31 2020 | 2:40 PM IST

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