Heroin worth crores recovered in Uri village
Post by Noor Mohi-ud-din on Monday, November 21, 2022
Baramulla, Nov 20: A joint team of police and army on Sunday recovered heroin worth crores of rupees from a drug peddler, in the Hathlanga area of Uri in north Kashmir's Baramulla district.
A police official said that during a routine joint naka of Uri police and 3 Rajput unit of the army at AD post, a drug peddler was apprehended and four packets of suspected contraband were recovered from his possession.
He identified the drug peddler as Imtiyaz Ahmed Bhat, son of Mohammad Afzal Bhat, a resident of Sahoora Uri. "The drug peddler tried to evade the arrest while seeing the naka. However, he was apprehended and four packets of suspected contraband were recovered from his possession," he said.
An official police statement said that a police party under the supervision of SDPO Uri Junaid Wali-JKPS assisted by Inspector Imtiyaz Ahmad, SHO Police station Uri arrested and recovered contraband heroin-like substance valued worth crores (of rupees) in the black market from the possession of apprehended drug peddler.
"An FIR number 121/2022 under section 8/21 NDPS Act has been registered in Police Station Uri and further investigation set in motion," the police official said.
After this major success, the Baramulla police appealed to the general public to come forward with information regarding drug peddlers in their areas so that the drug menace can be eradicated from society. In May 2022, a village-level worker (VLW) in the Rural Development Department was arrested with over 10 kilograms of heroin worth crores of rupees in Uri.