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Man caught with heroin & smack worth Rs 62 lakh

Sunday, 23 January 2022 | PNS | Haldwani

In a major seizure of illegal drugs, the police arrested a man with heroin worth Rs 60 lakh and smack worth Rs 2.6 lakh in Haldwani on Saturday.The police are currently undertaking special measures to check the movement of contraband in view of the ensuing Assembly elections in the state.  A joint team of the Mukhani police station and Nainital special operation group (SOG) was conducting checks on the route from Block trijunction to Bhagwanpur Road when they caught Somdutt, a resident of Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. On checking him, the police recovered about 541 grammes of heroin and 26 grammes of smack. The police said that the heroin is worth Rs 60 lakh while the smack is worth Rs 2.6 lakh.

The Kumaon DIG Nilesh Anand Bharne announced a cash reward of Rs 20,000 while Nainital senior superintendent of police Pankaj Bhatt announced a cash reward of Rs 10,000 to the team which apprehended the man smuggling the narcotics.

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