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STF seizes heroin worth Rs 3 crore from Siliguri suburb, three held

Police sources said arrested persons had brought in the narcotic from Murshidabad to Kalibari in the Siliguri subdivision with a plan to smuggle the same into Nepal
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Our Bureau   |   Siliguri/Malda   |   Published 14.12.21, 01:20 AM

The Special Task Force of Bengal police seized heroin purportedly worth around Rs 3 crore from the outskirts of Siliguri on Sunday night.

The STF intercepted the contraband on the basis of a tip-off and arrested two men and a woman who were allegedly tasked with its transportation.

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Police sources said they had brought in the narcotic from Murshidabad to Kalibari in the Siliguri subdivision with a plan to smuggle the same into Nepal. “Altogether, 28 packets of heroin weighing 2.8 kilos have been seized from them. The seized item costs around Rs 3 crore,” said a police source.

The arrested trio were Pintu Sheikh and Alam Sheikh of Murshidabad and Jyotsna Mallick of Kharibari.

The 61 battalion of the Border Security Force arrested a man while he was trying to cross into Bangladesh on Sunday. Aminur Sheikh, a resident of Haripokhar village under Hilli police station in South Dinajpur district, was handed over to police.

Mothabari police intercepted an autorickshaw at Achintala in Malda on Sunday and seized 150 grams of brown sugar (a derivative of heroin). The drug worth Rs 3.62 lakh was seized from Suresh Mondal of Kaliachak and Roni Sheikh of Mothabari.



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