The Jammu & Kashmir Police Monday claimed to have arrested five persons, two of them residents of Mumbai, and busted an inter-state narcotics racket having direct links between Kashmir valley and Mumbai.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Jammu, Dr Sunil Gupta said Suryaparkash, a resident of Shivaji Nagar in Mumbai, and Altaf Ahmed, also from Mumbai, had come to Jammu city to collect a consignment from a Kashmir party.
A police team intercepted a TATA Sumo Sunday night and seized 15 packets of high quality charas weighing 1 kg each. The contraband was concealed in a false cavity made in the vehicle, said the SSP, adding that two other vehicles were also seized in this connection, including a Tavera and a Maruti Swift.
The alleged drug peddlers from the Valley have been identified as Ghulam Mohammad Bhat of Tanmarg, besides Mohammad Amin Bhat and Mohammad Sultan, both residents of Bijbehara.
Gupta said the two Mumbai men had been frequent visitors to the state to collect consignment of contraband prepared in Bijbehara or Baramulla. He said the state police had contacted its Mumbai counterpart to nab other members of the racket, including its kingpin.