Reyaz Rashid

Brown sugar worth 80 cr seized in Kupwara

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Kupwara, Jan 31: Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested two drug smugglers along with 19 kilograms of brown sugar from Kralpora area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

“The two accused --  Zameer Ahmad Raina and Riyaz Ahmad Badan -- residents of Amrohi village of Karnah were arrested from Kralpora area along with 19 kilograms of brown sugar worth Rs 80 crore in international market,” SSP Kupwara Shriraim Ambarkar said while addressing a press conference.

He said following a tip-off, police established a ‘naka’ (checkpost) at Kralpora. A vehicle (JK0IR-4584) was stopped and 19 kg of brown sugar was recovered from the possession of Raina and Badan travelling in it, SSP said.

With this catch, he said police has successfully targeted the narco-smuggling network in the district, which will be helpful in the long run to protect the gullible youth from indulging in drug abuse.

He informed that a case (FIR no. 2/2019) under section 8/21 NDPS Act has been registered in Police Station Kralpora and further investigation in this regard set in motion.

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