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War on drugs: Narco-module busted in Uri; contraband worth ₹50 Cr seized, 3 held

May 10, 2024

Srinagar: Police busted a narco-module in Uri and arrested three narco smugglers besides, recovered contraband substances worth Rs 50 crore and cash on their disclosure.

On May 8, Police Station Uri received specific information that one person namely Mehmood Ahmad Najar son of Mohd Hassan Najar resident of Churunda, and Sajad Ahmad Malik son of Mohd Amin Malik resident of Dhanisyedan was involved in narcotics smuggling.

On this information, a case FIR No. 35/2024 under section 8/21, 29 NDPS ACT was registered and an investigation was set into motion. During the investigation, both the suspects were detained, and during questioning, they disclosed that they had concealed contraband substances and cash at Churanda.

On receiving this information, the Police Party with the assistance of the Army & accompanied by a Magistrate, searched the spot and recovered the contraband substance and cash, on the disclosure of the accused persons. During further investigation, they also revealed that one more person namely Fayaz Ahmad Hajam son of Mohd Rafi Hajam resident of Danisyedan had managed to smuggle contraband from Pakistan. Accordingly, he was detained and during questioning, he also disclosed that he had concealed some contraband, which was subsequently recovered by Police and Magistrate. Furthermore, on the disclosure of Fayaz, some cash was also recovered from his house.

So far, Police have recovered contraband weighing 7.800 Kgms (valuing Rs. 50 Crore approximately) and cash worth Rs. 12,63,500/- from this module which has links with Pakistan-based handlers.  Further investigation is going on in the matter.

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