SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a woman among two smugglers in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
A police spokesman in a statement said that a joint team of Kupwara Police and Army yesterday late in the evening while conducting routine checking at LoC gate has recovered two packets of narcotics containing a Brown sugar-like substance from the possession of a lady and her accomplice.
He said that identified as Gullu Begum wife of Rasheed Khan resident of Dadar(Kandiyan) and Tanveer Khan son of Naseer Khan resident of Kandiyan, the duo had earlier in the day crossed the LoC gate on the pretext of doing farming in the fields across the gate.
“However while returning, the duo carried the smuggled narcotics and were caught carrying two packets of narcotics weighing 1.75 Kg and arrested. The narcotics has been smuggled in from across the LoC from PaK,” said the spokesman.
He said that a case FIR number 06/2022 under relevant sections of NDPS Act has been registered at Police Station Keran and investigations were taken up.
“Investigations to unearth the narcotics smuggling module involved in the instant case has been started and more arrests are expected in the case,” said the spokesman.
Meanwhile, Kupwara Police has recovered a huge quantity of charas from the house of a narcotics smuggler in Diver Lolab area of the district.
The spokesman said that acting on specific information, that one Mohd Shafi Gojar son of Jumma Gojar a resident of Diver Lolab indulging in narcotics smuggling has hoarded and concealed a huge quantity of narcotic substance in his house, a police team headed by DySP Lolab and SHO Lalpora was constituted to raid the house along with local Executive Magistrate.
He said that the police team along with the executive magistrate raided the specific location and conducted the search.
“During the search, police was able to recover 12 Kgs of Charas like substance and rupees five lac sixty-four thousand cash as proceed of narcotics sale in Indian currency. The accused person has been arrested from the spot and investigations were taken up,” he added.
“Case FIR No. 27/2022, under relevant sections of NDPS Act stands registered in Police Station Lalpora into the matter. More arrests in the case can’t be ruled out,” said the spokesman.