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5 border residents of Nowshera rewarded by J&K Police for foiling 20 kgs drugs smuggling bid from PoJK

Last Updated on June 14, 2024 at 5:18 pm

J&K Police rewards 5 border residents of Nowshera sector, who had set a trademark of bravery and patriotic spirit by foiling a major cross border narco smuggling bid, which led to recovery of massive consignment in April of running calendar year.

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Police in its official statement informed that Police Headquarters, UT of Jammu and Kashmir, sanctioned reward money amounting 4 Lacs in favour of 5 border residents (names withheld) for their heroic display of brave and patriotic act.

The narco smuggling bid was foiled in Village Makdi, which is one of the villages located ahead of Anti-Infiltration Obstacle System (AIOS), referred to as LoC fence.

Notably contraband Heroin weighing as much as 8.5 Kg initially with subsequent recovery of 1.44 Kg, making as much as 9.94 Kg has been recovered by J&K Police in the instant case registered in FIR No. 36 of 2024 under sections 8/21/23 NDPS Act of Police Station Nowshera of District Rajouri.

Alongside recoveries of narcotics, a major cross border smuggling racket has also been busted following the swift sharing of intel by felicitating these border residents. As much as 04 smugglers have been arrested and interrogated so far, with continued efforts to unearth other linkages- transnational as well as those operating from own side of LoC.

J&K Police has once again reiterated its firm resolve to carry forward its fight against transnational crimes especially narco, terror and narco-terror crimes by seeking and motivating general public’s active participation in noble cause.