Rs 70 cr heroin recovered, two smugglers arrested: J-K police

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Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday claimed to have arrested two cross border narcotic smugglers along with 11 kgs of heroin worth Rs 70 crore in International market.

A police spokesman in a statement said that based on specific information of Srinagar police, narcotic substance i.e Heroin weighing 11.089 kg (worth approximately 70 crore in international market) was recovered from two cross border narcotic smugglers, identified as Sajjad Ahmed Badana, son of Aijaz Ahmed Badana of Nachyan, Karnah, Kupwara and Zaheer Ahmed Tanch, son of Alamdin Tanch of Amroyi Karnah, Kupwara.

Proceeds of drugs in cash amounting to Rs 11, 82,500 was also recovered from them, police said, adding that both the arrested accused were residing in a rented accommodation owned by one Ghulam Mohd Dar of Kursoo Rajbagh.

Police said that a case under FIR number 17/2023 has been registered under sections 8,21,29 of NDPS act in Rajbagh PS.

“Initial questioning of the accused has revealed that the consignment of these drugs had come from Pakistan. Investigation of the case is in full swing,” police said. (KNO)

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