Two arrested with brown sugar worth Rs 70 Cr: Police
Srinagar, Jan 31: Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested two persons in Kralpora village of Kupwara district and seized 19 kilograms of brown sugar worth rupees 70 to 80 crores.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kupwara, Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar while addressing a press conference said that they have seized around 19 kgs of brown sugar from two persons.
He said that during a Naka checking under the jurisdiction of Kralpora police station, a vehicle (Sumo- JK01R- 4584) was stopped and two persons boarding it were arrested along with a large consignment the narcotic substance.
SSP identified the arrested persons as Zameer Ahmed Raina S/o Mohammad Izrael Raina, 28, and Riyaz Ahmed Badar S/o Abdul Qayoom Badar, 23, both hailing from Amrohi in Karnah, district Kupwara.
“A case FIR number 2/ 2019 under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigations were taken up,” he said.
The SSP assured that the drive they have started against the narcotics will soon bust the whole network of these drug peddlers and will make the people of Kupwara relieved from these problems.
When asked if there was any link of the seizure with cross LOC trade, to which SSP replied, “The investigation has revealed that the seized drugs have been imported from Pakistan. Just like terrorism, Pakistan is hell-bent to ruin the future of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Our security forces and intelligence agencies are ready to tackle the evil designs of Pakistan and we won’t let them succeed in their nefarious plans.”
SSP Dinkar told The Kashmir Monitor that this was not the first time JK Police has busted these drug peddlers. “In a major catch in 2018, we were successful in seizing 12 kgs of brown sugar along with two AK-56 rifles,” he said.
“The arrests linked to narcotics are common here and we seize drugs in every 8 to 10 days in less quantities, but this is the major catch after 2018,” he added.