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Links of Rajouri, Poonch drugs smuggling connected to Punjab

Last Updated on June 9, 2023 at 6:06 pm

Days after two narco-smugglers of Punjab were arrested from Sunderbani area of Rajouri district, three facilitators of drugs smuggling from Pakistan into India have been arrested from Poonch.

Smugglers from Poonch were arrested when the ones from Punjab who were arrested on June 1 spilled the beans. It has been learnt that the two smugglers from Gurdaspur of Punjab were carrying 22 Kg heroin from Mendhar area in Poonch towards Jammu.

In an official statement, Army said “In the follow up operations to the Sunderbani Narcotics recovery case, multiple joint operations have been conducted by Indian Army, JKP Poonch and Sunderbani in the last 72 hours three main conduits / operatives of the cross-border Narco-terror module have been apprehended”.

The apprehended individuals have been identified as Shakar Din, son of Noor Din, resident of Degwar Terwan Village, Rashid, son of Badar Din and Shafir, son of Mohd Hussain both residents of Kalas village District Poonch.

In the search operations warlike stores including two grenades have also been recovered from the possession of these individuals. Extensive joint search operations are currently in progress. The apprehension of these three individuals, is a major blow to the complex cross border Narco-terror nexus being operated from POJK.