Chandigarh: Punjab Police claimed to have busted an inter-state and international drugs gang, and recovered 23 kg of heroin. Five druglords have been arrested in this connection.
The seized heroin is worth Rs.115 crore in the international market, police said.
Inspector General (Counter Intelligence) Gaurav Yadav said operations carried out in Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Jalandhar and Patiala led to the uncovering of the drug racket.
Police also recovered over Rs.76 lakh in cash, weapons and ammunition, cars, 3,000 kg of precursor chemical pseudoephedrine and Pakistani mobile SIM cards from the arrested people.
“The druglords were leading an affluent lifestyle using luxury cars, single digit cell phone numbers and have a penchant for flashy clothes and branded items. They had amassed property and built palatial houses using drug money.