Over 22 packets of brown sugar, weighing 200 grams each, was Friday seized by police and customs officials from a cross-LoC (Line of Control) trade consignment at Salamabad Trade Facilitation Centre in Uri, sources said.
The brown sugar was discovered hidden under a consignment of textile that arrived in a truck from Pakistan-administered Kashmir at the Salamabad trade facilitation centre near Uri town, SHO Uri Tabraiz Ahmad informed Kashmir Life. The consignment of textiles was addressed to Masoodi traders of Pampore.
The recovery was made during a routine check of the items. Sources said the checking of the truck, bearing registration number X-8267, is still underway and it is presumed that it might be carrying more packets of contraband.
Cross-LoC trade between parts of Kashmir began in October 2008. The trade takes place four times a week through the Salamabad centre in the Kashmir valley and the Chakan-Da-Bagh crossing point in Jammu region. At present, trade is allowed in only 21 items, including fruits, vegetables, pulses, handicrafts and footwear.