STATE TIMES NEWSJammu: A man has been arrested after 7 kg of heroin worth Rs 35 crore was recovered in Rajouri district, police said on Monday.Accompanied by other officers, Senior Superintendent of Police Rajouri Chandan Kohli addressed a press conference and informed that a team of police headed by SHO Rajouri Sameer Jillani and Incharge Police Post Chatyar Chingus, SI Ashish Chowdhary were on a Naka duty when a Tata Mobile (JK11B 8033) was intercepted to stop for routine frisking.During frisking of the vehicle, SSP Rajouri Chandan Kohli said, police personnel on duty succeeded in recovering a huge consignment of drugs that was kept hidden in the vehicle in a professional manner.
” The driver of the vehicle identified as Tariq Ahmed Ghanie son of Ghulam Ahmed Ghanie resident of Bachro Kulgam was arrested on the spot and vehicle was seized.” SSP saidHe informed that the consignment recovered from the vehicle is of heroin like substance weighing around seven kilograms and is expected to coat in several crores of rupees. ” Sustained questioning from the accused is going on and we are working to unearth all the links of this peddler and the source of this consignment.” SSP Rajouri Chandan Kohli said adding that all possible aspects including cross border smuggling are being probed in this case and more arrests are likely.FIR 484/20 under sections 8(a), 21/60 NDPS Act has been registered in police station Rajouri. He further informed that this is the second big catch for Rajouri police in five days as earlier a boy from Ninganar Thandikassi area of Rajouri was nabbed alongwith 670 grams of Heroin like substance from Panjal Gala Namblan village area of Rajouri. He further appealed to all the parents and guardians to play their role in society and ensure to keep a check on the activities of their wards to prevent them from falling in such activities.
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