Inter-state drug racket busted, five held in J&K

The police expect more arrests in other states, especially Punjab, over the next two or three days.

By: Express News Service | Jammu | Updated: June 8, 2016 12:14:42 pm
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In what the Jammu and Kashmir Police claims is one of the biggest seizure of narcotics purportedly smuggled in from across the Line of Control in recent years, 10 kg each of “high quality” heroin and brown sugar were confiscated and an inter-state drug racket busted with the arrest of five in Jammu city on Monday night. Rs 11.44 lakh cash was seized from the arrested people, the police said.

The police expect more arrests in other states, especially Punjab, over the next two or three days.
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According to the police, the five arrested are drug peddlers, and include two youngsters from Kerala — Jithin P C and Nizamuddin from Malappuram district. The other three are Shafiq Ahmed and Abdul Manan, both residents of Tangdhar in Kupwara district, and Surjeet Singh, at present a resident of Amritsar, the police said.

IGP (Jammu zone) Danish Rana said the seized narcotics were smuggled into Tangdhar on the Indian side from across the LoC. It was then brought to Jammu in a Santro car, and was to be delivered to Jithin and Nizamuddin, who were supposed to take it to Kerala.

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