J-K: Security forces bust Pakistan-sponsored Narco-terror module, heroin worth Rs 60 crore seized

Jammu and Kashmir: In a major success for security forces, a Pakistani sponsored Narco- terror module has been busted and arrest of one terrorist associate has been made. In a joint operation with army, the police has recovered 9 kg of heroin worth value of Rs 50-60 crores in international market recovered from him.

The terrorist’s associate has been identified as Mukhtar Husain Shah of Panjtaran Karnah in Kupwara, Kashmir.

“The other absconded involved persons have been identified and efforts are being taken to arrest them,” a police officer said.

SSP Kupwara Dr. G.V. Sundeep said, “we have busted Pakistan sponsored Narco module one person namely mukhtar shah is arrested we recovered 9 kg heroin of Rs 50-60 crore international market value”.

The SSP also said that they were tracing this group since the last one week.

“Mukhtar was in touch with Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) sponsored terrorists. Those drug smugglers provide financial assistance to terrorists groups in Kashmir,” he added.

The module was in close connection 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, the police said. The module was working for terrorists to strengthen their activities in the valley and were misguiding and motivating the local youth of the Valley to join militant ranks.

A Case under relevant sections of the law has been registered at Karnah district police station and further investigation is on. A special investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to ascertain the details of accused's ties with terrorist outfits, radicals, smugglers and other anti national elements.

Source : DNA India