Kupwara, May 24, 2021: The Jammu and Kashmir police Monday said that the narco module busted on Sunday was on forces radar for the past three weeks and more chains and links related to the case will be identified during the investigation. Police said 8 kgs of Heroin has been recovered from the one arrested person which has a market value of Rs 50 Crore.
Addressing a news conference Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Kupwara Dr. GV Sundeep as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), said that the busted narco module was in close touch with Pakistan based operatives and the accused apprehended was tasked to smuggle drugs into the valley to extend financial support to the militant outfits in Kashmir.
Flanked by top police officials, the SSP said that this particular narco module was under forces radar for the past two to three weeks, and some suspected places were also searched but finally, on Sunday evening the teams following them were able to apprehend the accused.
He said that the accused has been arrested along with a huge consignment of 8 kilograms of heroin having a market value of Rs 50 crore.
The SSP said that the accused was in touch with Pakistan-based militants and was tasked to extend help to the militants within the Kashmir valley adding that these drug consignments are moved to convert them into money.
He informed that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to probe this case further and more arrests and links of this chain are expected to come to the fore during the further course of the investigation.
The district police chief said that this year infiltration has been very negligible but there have been more attempts to send drugs to make the flow of money without a move of money.
He further informed that a total of 32 First Information Reports (FIRs) have been registered in NDPS acts in which around 40-45 accused people have been arrested.
“In all these cases a total of 28 Kilograms of heroin has been recovered having a market value of RS 129 crore”, he said.
It may be recalled that on specific information, Kupwara Police had busted a narco-terror module by arresting one terrorist associate and recovered huge quantity of narcotic substance worth crores from his possession yesterday.
The arrested terrorist associate has been identified as Mujasir Ahmad Lone son of Muzaffer Ahmad Lone resident of Karen Bala. 8Kgs of Heroin worth ₹50 crores was recovered from his possession. Other persons involved in the said narco-terror crime have also been identified and efforts are on to effect their arrest.
Preliminary investigation reveals that the module was in close contact with Pakistan based terror handlers and were involved in drug trade & assisting financially to active terrorists of the Valley. The recoveries also exposed the inter connection between drug dealers and terrorists.
Moreover, the module was also working for terrorists to strengthen their activities in the valley and misguiding and motivating the gullible youth of the valley to join terrorist ranks.
A case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Kralpora and investigation has been taken up.
Police once again appeals the people of the valley to come forward with the information regarding Drug Peddlers/Smugglers so that the curative steps can be taken against them.