Two Punjab based drug peddlers arrested, 22 kg ‘Heroin like substance’ recovered in Rajouri

Jammu and Kashmir police have busting an inter-state narcotics racket by arresting two Punjab based peddlers and recovered around 22 Kg heroine-like substance from them in Sunderbani area of Rajouri district.

An official said that a specific intelligence input was received by police that two suspects are in transit from Rajouri towards Jammu in a vehicle on Wednesday and acting swiftly over it, police teams were put on alert across the district

“Existing nakas were strengthened to intercept them while some mobile MCVPs were also established. At around 9:30 pm, a vehicle bearing registration number JK01AB 5470 was intercepted at Jammu-Rajouri-Poonch national highway near ITI Sunderbani,” he said.

He said that two Punjab residents were travelling in the car which was put to frisking during which a large quantity of Heroine like substance was recovered which is approximately 22 kilograms.

They have been identified as Onkar Singh son of Karam Singh resident of and Shamsher Singh son of Nirmal Singh –bother residents of Punjab.

He further said that both the accused have been arrested and a case FIR No. 42/2023 U/Ss 8/21/22/25/27A/29/60 NDPS Act has been registered at Police station Sunderbani.

“Further investigation into the matter is going on and all the forward and backward linkages are being traced with more arrests in the case are expected during the course of investigation.” (KNO)

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