JAMMU, Sept 2: Gandhi Nagar police under ‘Operation Sanjeevani’ has busted cross LoC drug trafficking racket unearthed with the arrest of three persons hailing from the border districts of Kashmir region along with heroin worth Rs 34 lakh in the international market, 260 grams cannabis and Rs 52000 cash.
As per police sources, on reliable information, a team from Gandhi Nagar Police Station laid a naka near Green Belt Park and signaled a car bearing registration number PB02AZ-7770 to stop.
On seeing police cops, the driver accelerated the vehicle and tried to escape, but the active cops intercepted the vehicle after a brief chase.
During checking, police recovered 85 grams heroin valuing Rs 34 lakh in the international market, 260 grams cannabis and Rs 52000 cash from the possession of driver and his two associates and arrested them.
It was assumed that Rs 52000 cash recovered from the possession of the drug peddlers have been gained by selling the narcotics.
The arrested persons have been identified as Abdul Latief, son of Ghulam Mohammad of Mughalpora Kupwara, Manzoor Ahmed, son of Abdul Jabar of Hampura Bangerpora, Baramulla and Abdul Majeed, son of Ghulam Rasool, a resident of Hampura Kupwara.
During initial questioning, the accused disclosed that they had brought the consignment from Kashmir, which was pumped in from Pakistan side for selling among the youth in Jammu and its adjoining areas to ruin their future.
With their arrest, police not only smashed the drug trafficking racket operating from cross LoC, but also saved the youth from becoming drug addicts.
A case FIR Number 200/18 under Section 8/21/22 Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered at Gandhi Nagar Police Station and investigation started to arrest other members of the racket.
Police team led by SHO Gandhi Nagar Inspector Sunil Singh Jasrotia and assisted by SI Sandeep Bhagat made the arrest under the supervision of SDPO South Mohammad Rafiq Manhas, Incharge SP South Vinay Sharma and SSP Jammu Vivek Gupta.