2 narcotics smugglers arrested with heroin valuing Rs 1.80 lakh

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Apr 18: Continuing its drive to save youth from becoming drug addicts, Gandhi Nagar and Digiana police under ‘Operation Sanjeevani’ jointly arrested two narcotics smugglers along with 18 grams heroin valuing Rs 1.80 lakh.
As per police sources, on reliable information, a team from Gandhi Nagar Police Station laid a naka at Green Belt chowk and intercepted a vehicle bearing registration number JK01D-9111.
During checking, police recovered 8 grams heroin valuing Rs 80,000 from the possession of the driver and arrested him.
The arrested person has been identified as Mohammad Ashraf, son of Ghulam Rasool, a resident of Sunjwan.
Meanwhile, a team from Digiana Police Post laid a naka at Rani Talab and intercepted a scooty bearing registration number JK02BS-5618.
Police recovered 10 grams heroin valuing Rs 1 lakh from the possession of the rider and arrested him.
The accused has been identified as Babneet Singh, son of Ajeet Singh, a resident of Bari Brahmana, district Samba.
Both the accused initially used to supply drugs to youth on nominal rates and once the youth gets addicted, they charge huge amount from them. With their arrest, police saved the youth from becoming drug addicts viz their bright future ahead.
Cases under FIR Numbers 86/18 and 87/18 under Section 8/21/22 Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act have been registered at Gandhi Nagar Police Station and investigation started to ascertain the source of the consignment.
Police teams led by SHO Gandhi Nagar Inspector Sunil Singh, Incharge Digiana Police Post SI Sandeep Chauhan and SI Kali Charan made the arrests under the supervision of SDPO South Mohammad Rafiq Manhas, SP South Sandeep Choudhary and SSP Jammu Vivek Gupta.
SP South Sandeep Choudhary cautioned the parents to keep watch on the activities of their children and teach them about the ill-effects of the drugs. “Narcotics ruins the carrier of the children and also effects the family life, so stay away from drugs to live healthy life”, SP asked youth.