Inter-state narcotics racket busted in Rajouri, two Punjab residents arrested: Police
22 Kgs Heroine high monetary value seized
Post by RK Online Desk on Thursday, June 1, 2023
In a major success, Jammu and Kashmir police in Rajouri have arrested two Punjab based peddlers while busting an inter-state narcotics peddling racket recovering around twenty two kilograms Heroine like substance having high monetary value in market.
The arrest has been made in Sunderbani area of Rajouri district with investigation into forward and backward linkages of the case has been set into motion.
Senior Superintendent of Police Rajouri, Amritpal Singh (IPS) said that a specific intelligence input was received by police that two suspects are in transit from Rajouri towards Jammu in a vehicle in late evening hours on Wednesday and acting swiftly over it, police teams were put on alert across the district and existing nakas were strengthened to intercept them while some mobile MCVPs were also established.
SSP further said that on Wednesday at around 09:30 PM, a vehicle bearing registration number JK01AB 5470 was intercepted at Jammu Rajouri Poonch national highway at police naka near ITI Sunderbani.
Two Punjab based person were travelling in the car which was put to frisking during which a large quantity of Heroine like substance was recovered which is approximately 22 Kilograms.
This huge consignment has been recovered from possession of these two person who have been identified as Onkar Singh son of Karam Singh resident of village Talmandi Barth, District Gurdaspur Punjab and Shamsher Singh son of Nirmal Singh resident of Village Barthmal Tehsil Gurdaspur Punjab.
Rajouri's SSP Amritpal Singh IPS further informed that both the accused have been arrested with a case in FIR 42/2023 U/Ss 8/21/22/25/27A/29/60 NDPS Act has been registered at Police station Sunderbani.
He added, " Further investigation into the matter is going on and all the forward and backward linkages are being traced with more arrests in the case are expected during the course of investigation."
SSP Rajouri also termed this as a major success for police on anti narcotics front stating that narco-terror aspect of this recovery is also being probed.
The arrest of these two peddlers has been made by a police team headed by SHO Sunderbani Deepak Pathania under the supervision of SDPO Nowshera Tusif Ahmed and Additional SP Nowshera Mohd Rafi Giri.