Narco-terror module busted in Baramulla, two arrested: Police
Srinagar: Security forces on Monday busted an inter-district “narco-terror” module and arrested two “militant associates” with heroin worth Rs 1.5 crore in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, police said.
“Police, along with security forces, busted an inter-district narcro-terror module by arresting two terrorist associates in Baramulla and recovered heroin worth Rs 1.5 crore, arms and ammunition from their possession,” a police spokesman said.
During routine checking at Chenad crossing in Baramulla, a joint team of officials from the police and the Army intercepted a truck with two persons on board.
“During the search, 800 grams of heroin-like substance was recovered from the said vehicle. Both the persons — identified as Nisar Ahmad Khan, son of Mohammad Maqbool, resident of Khahmoh Rafiabad, Baramulla, and Mohammad Rafiq Khan, son of Mehmood Khan, resident of Lountha Tanghdar, Kupwara — were arrested,” the spokesman said, adding that the vehicle was also seized.
During questioning, the duo admitted that they were working with proscribed outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and were in close contact with handlers from across the Line of Control.
“Upon their disclosure, one AK-47 magazine, 15 live rounds of AK-47 and one Chinese grenade have also been recovered from the stepney which they had concealed inside,” he added.
“These terrorist associates were given task to sell the contraband and the money so realized was supposed to be used for funding terror activities,” the police spokesman said, adding that a case under relevant sections of UAP Act, NDPS Act & Arms Act has been registered in Police Station Baramulla and further investigations initiated.