Huge Cache Of Narcotics, Arms And Ammunition Seized, One Held: Police

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Police have seized a large quantity of narcotics, arms and ammunition, and arrested one person in this connection in Karnah area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said on Sunday.

Huge Cache of narcotics, Arms & Ammunition Seized, One Held

A police spokesman in a statement said that based on a specific information received by District Police Kupwara, that a huge consignment of arms , ammunition and narcotics has been smuggled in by two persons in Chatkadi area of Police Station Karnah, a joint search operation was carried by police team led by SHO Karnah along with a team of Army 6 JAK RIF.

“During the search operation one Umar Aziz son of Aziz-u- Rehman Kumar a resident Chatkadi was apprehended. On his sustained questioning, Umar confessed about the receiving of a consignment of arms , ammunition and narcotis by him and his other associate,” said police spokesman in a statement.

He said that on Umar’s disclosure, a detailed search was carried out and a huge consignment of narcotics and arms and ammunition was recovered from Garangnard Chatkadi.

He added that the recoveries include five (05) Pistols, 10 Pistol Magazines, 77 Pistol rounds , one pistol cleaning rod, one Pistol User Manual guide, four (04) Hand Grenades and 10 packets of Heroin like narcotics substance weighing 9.450 Kgs .

“A FIR under number 01/2023 u/s 7/25 IA Act, 5 Explosive Substances Act 8/21-29 NDPS Act 13,18, 20, 23  & 38 UA(P)Act stands registered and investigation taken up,” he further added.

“As per inputs, the consignment was meant for the TRF offshoot of proscribed militant organisation Lashkar e Toiba (LeT), said police spokesman in a statement.

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