SRINAGAR: Police in Samba apprehended two drug smugglers and seized approximately 5.20 grams of heroin and recovered Rs 1,77,260 in cash from their possession.

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“A police team from Vijaypur, led by the Station House Officer (SHO), encountered two individuals, including a woman, acting suspiciously during a patrol in the Rakh Barotain area. Upon noticing the police presence, both attempted to flee, but officers acted swiftly and apprehended them,”  a p[olice spokesperson said in a statement.

The detained suspects admitted to being a father-daughter duo involved in drug trafficking in the locality. They were identified as Roshan Din and Payaro Bibi, residents of Rakh Barotain in Samba.

A case under Sections 8, 21, 22, 27-A, and 29 of the NDPS Act has been lodged at Vijaypur police station, and an investigation is underway.

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