Apple cartons laden Heroin worth Rs 250 crore seized from Delhi-bound truck


JAMMU, Nov 8: The Narcotics Control Bureau seized an apple-laden truck from Jammu and Kashmir carrying 50 kg of heroin worth Rs 250 crore at the Ban toll plaza on November 5. The truck driver, a resident of Kupwara, was arrested and is now being questioned.
The truck was on its way to Delhi's Azadpur Mandi, according to Narcotics Control Bureau Zonal Director Virender Yadav.
Officials inspected the crates of apples and found heroin packed in pouches at the bottom. At least 50 pouches were seized. The truck was brought to Delhi and then unloaded.
Meanwhile, the NCB also suspected that the drug was smuggled into the country from Pakistan. The heroin-laden apple cartons were intercepted.
The drugs were packed in small packets that were stuffed under the crates so they look like packed apples.
The driver is currently being questioned and initial inquiry revealed that the heroin could have been sourced through Pakistan from Afganistan through a fruit seller in the valley. This is the second biggest seizure of year.
Earlier this year, heroin has been seized from Jammu-Punjab border several times in massive quantities. In August, another fruit laden truck with containing 1400 kilograms of poppy husk was intercepted in Jammu-Punjab border in Kathua district.

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