Two cross border narcotic smugglers arrested in Srinagar: Police

SRINAGAR (KIMS) — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested two cross border narcotic smugglers along with 11 kgs of heroin worth 70 crores in International market.

Police 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.

The statement said that proceeds of drugs in cash amounting to Rs 11, 82,500 was also recovered from them.

They have been 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 and were residing in a rented accommodation owned by one Ghulam Mohd Dar of Kursoo, Rajbagh.

A case under FIR number 17/2023 has been registered under sections 8, 21, 29 of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act in Rajbagh Police Station and further investigation has been taken up, Police said, adding that the initial questioning of the accused has revealed that the consignment of these drugs had come from Pakistan. — (KIMS)