Heroin worth Rs 250 Crore seized

Sumit Sharma. Updated: 11/7/2018 2:38:55 PM Front Page

JAMMU: Achieving yet another major success in its fight against the drug trafficking, the Narcotics Control Bureau, the nodal drug law enforcement agency last night unearthed a trans-border smuggling racket and seized a huge consignment of high grade Heroin worth Rupees 250 Crores in the International Market.
This was the second biggest catch made in this year. Recently, heroin worth Rs 300 Crore was seized from a Punjab-bound truck, interestingly at the same area Narwal.
The consignment had its origin in Pakistan and was dumped in Kupwara, before it was being taken to Mumbai for youth’s consumption when caught hold of.
Official sources said that acting on intelligence inputs, the Drugs and Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials Tuesday intercepted a truck on National Highway at Narwal in district Jammu and seized 50 Kilogram Heroin valuing Rs 250 Crore in the International Market.
The driver of the truck was also arrested on spot.
"Rummaging of the intercepted Truck bearing registration JK09A-8777 resulted in recovery of 50 Kilogram high quality Heroin. The contraband was concealed in apple boxes.
“The narcotic material and the vehicle have been seized. The driver of the truck identified as Abdul Qayoom son of Abdul Gani pf Kupwara has also been arrested on spot,” said a NCB officer.
The officer further said that preliminary investigations suggest that the seized Heroin was sourced from across the border.
Sources said that the sustained questioning of the driver was in progress. They said that during preliminary questioning, the driver informed that he charged Rs 25000 from the supplier to deliver the consignment to Mumbai.

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