3 drug smugglers held in Amritsar, 500 gm heroin seized

DN Bureau

Three alleged drug smugglers were arrested after an exchange of fire with Punjab police during a raid conducted at a house that was used as their hideout in Palm Garden in Amritsar district.

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Chandigarh: Three alleged drug smugglers were arrested after an exchange of fire with Punjab police during a raid conducted at a house that was used as their hideout in Palm Garden in Amritsar district, police said on Thursday.

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Around 500 grams of heroin were recovered from the accused, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of anti-narcotics cell of the Amritsar police raided a house on Wednesday night, they added.

The accused men, who were staying at a rented accommodation, opened five to six rounds at the police team, Amritsar Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Kirpal Singh said.

The police team also returned fire, he said.

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The three men who were identified as Gurpreet Singh, Paras and Sajan have been arrested while two others - Ganja Jandiala and Javed managed to escape, he added.

A case was registered under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act against the accused, the police officer added. (PTI)

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