In a major success against international drug smuggling, Jammu & Kashmir Police (JKP) have arrested an army jawan turned drug smuggler along with 8 kilograms of Pakistan smuggled heroin valuing around Rs 40 crore in the international market.
Official sources said that Pakistan based drug smugglers are attempting to spread narco-terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir to make youth addict of this deadly drug called heroin and now JKP and army has begun surgical strikes against drug smuggling and trafficking from Pakistan to this part of the country.
Jammu zone's, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jammu, Dr SD Singh while informed that Special Operation Group (SOG) of Police intercepted a New Delhi bound bus number JK02BA-6749, which was coming from Srinagar to Jammu.
"The arrested person was an army jawan posted with 17 Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) at Kupwara and presently attached with Army Headquarters at New Delhi from the past two years and was travelling in the bus to deliver the consignment to his associates in New Delhi, when arrested with the contraband of drugs", the Jammu IGP said.
Police recovered 8 kilograms of heroin concealed in a apple box and arrested the army jawan, who has been identified as Mohammad Anwar, son of Mohammad Mishri, a resident Nowshera area in district Rajouri of Jammu.
The officer further added that the consignment was pumped in Jammu & Kashmir from Pakistan to further disseminate it among the drug peddlers residing in various parts of the state, Punjab, Haryana, New Delhi, etc.
Earlier, a couple of days back JKP nabbed two drug smugglers from Jammu city and recovered worth Rs 75 crore heroin from their possession.