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Rs 100-crore heroin seized from truck in Jammu, one held

Last Updated on November 26, 2021 at 10:47 am

Jammu and Kashmir police achieved a major success as 52 kilogram of heroin worth Rs 100 crore from a Punjab-bound truck was seized by Police on Thursday.

Senior official said that one person was arrested. Police official informed that the narcotics were smuggled into Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan to fund terrorism in the Valley.

On specific information, station house officer (SHO) of Jhajjar Kotli Devender Singh set up checkpoints for the search of vehicles on a highway,” Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh said at a press conference.

Mukesh Singh said that a truck on its way to Punjab from Srinagar jumped a checkpoint and tried to sped away but was intercepted. He further added that though the driver of the truck managed to escape but co-driver, identified as Bharat Kumar of Haryana, was arrested.

He further informed that pockets containing heroin have 1999 markings, which points towards its smuggling into J-K from Pakistan to fund terrorism.

Meanwhile, Mukesh Singh said that in last two years police have seized 185 kilogram of heroin worth Rs 360 crore in the Jammu region, besides 500 kilogram of cannabis and 2,500 kilograms of poppy. He said that 1,500 persons have been arrested in connection with narcotics smuggling and 1,200 cases have been registered during the period.