Heroin worth Rs 250 crore, being smuggled to Delhi inside apple cartons in a truck from Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara, was seized by the Narcotics Control Bureau today, news agency ANI has reported.
The police said the contraband was being taken to the Azadpur Mandi in north Delhi.
However, the NCB along with the Jammu police intercepted the truck on a highway toll plaza in Jammu and Kashmir.
An NCB official said 50.10 kg of heroin was recovered from the truck.
The driver of the truck was detained and is being questioned, the police said.
“The seizure is worth Rs 250 crore in the international market. One person belonging to Kupwara district has been detained,” the NCB official said, adding more arrests are likely in the operation.
(With inputs from IANS, ANI)