3.5 kg heroin recovered, 3 arrested

Kapurthala, Jan 20 (Agency) The district police busted an international Narco smuggling module by recovering 3.5 kg heroin worth Rs 17.5 crore from a truck. SSP Kapurthala Kanwardeep Kaur IPS said on Wednesday that the police team under the supervision of DSP Sultanpur Lodhi Sarvan Singh Bal, SHO Talwandi Chaudharian, Jasvir Singh, intercepted a truck during Nakabandi and recovered heavy quantity of contraband. The three arrested accused have been identified as Salman Sheikh of Sheelu tehsil Sopore district Baramulla Jammu & Kashmir, Shahbaz Shah of village Sheelu PS Shopor distt. Baramulla J & K and Peer Mohammad Makbool to Handwarha Pirmala PS Handwarha distt Kupwara J & K.

She said that the preliminary investigation suggests that the module was being run by Dubai based entity who was running cut off modules for smuggling of narcotics. The accused procured the contraband from J & K based smugglers who in turn procured it from across the border. A case has been registered. Further investigation is on to trace the backward and forward linkages.