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J&K Police nabs drug peddlers, heroine worth Rs 24 crore retrieved

Last Updated on July 27, 2022 at 10:21 am

The J&K police has recovered 12 kilogrammes of heroin in the Bahu Fort neighbourhood of Jammu, which is worth Rs 24 crore in the black market. They have also found Rs 11 lakhs in cash with the accused. According to a statement from the police, three peddlers were detained in connection with the recovery.

According to ADGP Jammu Mukesh Singh (IPS), they found in their initial inquiry that narcotics were being drone dropped from across the border. Upon further investigation , Jammu Police located 12 kg of heroin and cash totaling about Rs 11 lakhs in a special naka constructed in the PS Bahu Fort’s area. On the international market, the narcotics that were confiscated are estimated to be worth about 24 crores.

Giving more information, ADGP Jammu stated that a special naka was erected under the PS Bahu Fort’s jurisdiction by a police squad commanded by SSP Jammu Chandan Kohli (IPS). The squad was assembled under the direction of SDPO East Syed Zaheer Abbas Jafari and SP South Mamta Sharma, and it was headed by Inspector Nayat Ali, SHO of PS Bahu Fort.

A case FIR (no. 197/2022) under section 8/21/22/27/29 NDPS Act has been registered at Police Station Bahu Fort and 3 accused were arrested. According to him, three suspects driving a Verna car with the licence plate PB02 CQ 7749 were apprehended. During their search, 12 kg of heroin and cash totaling Rs 11,00,000 were found on them.

They have been identified as Amritsar residents Sarvwan Singh, the son of Kala Singh, Malkeet Singh, the son of Gurmeet Singh, and Balbir Singh, the son of Balbinder Singh.