14 kg heroin seized from Samjhauta Express, four detainedJanuary 27th, 2009 - 11:13 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Jan 27, (ANI): The custom department officials have detained four passengers, including one woman, of the Samjhauta Express after 14 kilograms of heroin, estimated to be worth rupees 700 million in the International market, was recovered from them on Monday.
The passengers were traveling by the New Delhi-bound India-Pakistan cross border train on Monday.
According to the Additional Commissioner of Federal Excise and Customs of Amritsar, Jasbir Singh, the custom police detained four passengers, including one woman, of the Samjhauta Express.
The discovery of heroin was made during routine checking of passengers and their luggage. It was found the luggage of two Indian nationals, who arrived at Attari land border by this train, contained 14 kilograms of heroin.
“The detained passengers have bigger cartons yielding 14.320 kilograms of heroin, which was tested by the test kit. All the four passengers have been detained and further investigations and interrogation is in progress,” said Jasbir Singh.
The arrested person identified as Akhtar Abbaas said that a person in Lahore had delivered the onsignment with instructions that a person would approach them at Delhi Railway Station to receive it.
“Sabir gave us the consignment in Lahore. He told us that some body from the Jama Masjid area would collect the consignment from you at Delhi Railway Station,” said Akhtar Abbas, one of the detained persons.
Abbaas also informed that each of the four arrested were paid Rs. 3,000 for the work. (ANI)
Tags: abbas, border train, cartons, consignment, cross border, department officials, excise and customs, federal excise, heroin, india pakistan, indian nationals, interrogation, jama masjid, jasbir singh, kilograms, land border, railway station, rupees, samjhauta express, test kit