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JAMMU: Two Kashmir based youths were arrested on Friday with heroin worth Rs 20 crore in the international market.
“Police and SOG men this morning at around 8:30 AM laid a special Naka at Ban Toll Plaza in Nagrota area and during checking of one car (JK01AC-8515) on its way from Kashmir valley to Amritsar via Jammu, heroin weighing around 15 kg was seized,” IGP Jammu Dr S D Singh Jamwal told reporters.
“Three packets weighing one kg each of heroin like substance were recovered from the car. Later, on the disclosure of occupants of aforesaid car, 12 similar packets weighing about one kg each, which were hidden in the same car were also recovered,” the IGP revealed.
The consignment, which had the Pakistani markings, seems to have come from across the border, Jamwal said. “The consignment was meant for a party in Amritsar. Punjab police has been informed about the same,” he added.
The top cop said that terrorism link is also being probed into the matter, adding, “We cannot rule out terrorism link but it is being investigated.”
He said two persons arrested on the spot were identified as Nissar Ahmed, resident of Keri, Baramulla and Peer Abdul Mohmin, resident of Vaishpora, Handwara, Kupwara.
A case vide FIR No. 152/17 under Sections 18 and 21 NDPS Act was registered at Police Station Nagrota and investigation started.
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