The Punjab Police on Monday arrested two Rajasthan-based drug smugglers after recovering 13-kg heroin from their possession near Verka Bypass in Amritsar, said Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav.
Those arrested have been identified as Sukhvir Singh alias Kala and Binder Singh alias Bindu, both residents of Rajasthan.
Yadav said that the Counter Intelligence Amritsar had received information from a reliable source that two persons traveling in a bus were trying to smuggle a huge quantity of heroin to Rajasthan and they are expected to depart from a bus near Verka Bypass.
Following inputs, a case on secret information was registered under relevant sections of the NDPS act, he added. The DGP said the police team conducted a special police ‘naka’ near Verka Bypass to lay a trap and successfully arrested both accused persons when they alighted from the bus with a bag carrying 13-kg heroin.
He said that further investigations, in this case, are on to find out the source and where the drug haul was supposed to be delivered.