The police arrested two drug paddlers, including a Mizo woman, after 2kg heroin was recovered from their possession at a check-post on Khanna -Delhi National Highway on Saturday evening.
The police claimed that it was for the first time a Mizoram resident had been arrested with a drug haul.
According to police, they had set up a check-post near a mall in Alaud village on Khanna-Delhi National Highway . A grey Toyota Etios (DL10CE-5941) coming from Gobindgarh side was flagged down.
The taxi driver – Raj Kumar Saxena, 42, a resident of New Delhi – and the woman passenger – Lalchu Vanli Nealoom , 29, of Lawngtlai, Mizoram – were arrested after two kilograms of heroin was recovered from the car. It was packed in a black polythene hid between the front seats.
Police said the accused would procure heroin from Delhi to supply it in Punjab. The contraband is worth Rs 10 crore in international market.
“The woman earlier worked in a Delhi company. She did her bachelor of arts (BA) and bachelor of education (BEd) from DU. police added.