Shimla, Jan 28 (PTI) A 34-year-old man with 5.5 kg heroin was nabbed Monday morning by a team of State Narcotics Crime Control Unit (SNCCU) in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba district, an official said. Also Read - Himachal Pradesh: 1 Feared Trapped, 3 Rescued While Hundreds Stranded Due to Torrential Rains

Narenu alias Karan of the district’s Nosra village was arrested near Koti bridge at 4.15 am, he said. Also Read - What to See And do When in Chamba

The accused was allegedly found sitting in a rain shelter with a bag containing the contraband, the official said. Also Read - 12 Dead as Bus Falls Into 200-ft Gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba, Rescue Ops Underway

A case has been registered against him under section 20 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act at the Chamba Sadar police station, police said.

Further investigation is underway, they said.

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