The Punjab police foiled a major drug smuggling bid by the Pakistan-based smugglers with the arrest of two Indian drug smugglers after recovering 12 kg heroin from their possession.
State DGP Punjab Gaurav Yadav said here on Thursday those arrested have been identified as Gurbinder Singh alias Binder and Kulwant Singh alias Kanta, both of Mallan village in Tarn Taran district.
The Police have also impounded their car in which they were travelling.
He said that following reliable inputs about the attempt to influx of large quantity of heroin by Pakistan-based smugglers, police teams of Counter Intelligence Ferozepur carried out a secret operation in the area of Qilla Chowk in Ferozepur, where these accused persons were expected to come after retrieving the Heroin consignment from the border area.
Police teams successfully apprehended both the accused persons when they were coming in their car and recovered 16 packets of heroin, weighing 12 kgs, from their possession, the DGP said.
AIG Counter Intelligence Ferozepur Lakbhir Singh said that both the arrested accused persons were already into the drug smuggling and have been facing several cases under NDPS act.
Further investigations are on to find out more people involved in this module and more arrests are expected in coming days, he added.
A case has been registered at police station SSOC in Fazilka.