Rs1.91 crore narco money and heroin seized;1 smuggler arrested, another dies in accident

Police on Wednesday recovered 250 grams of Heroin worth nearly Rs 2 crore during a smuggling bid during which one of the two smugglers died in a road accident while his accomplice has been arrested in J&K’s Udhampur, officials said.

“On 3.08.2022 at about 2230 hours patrolling party of police station Udhampur which was on patrolling duty near Gole mela patrol pump noticed two persons moving in a suspicious manner, ” police said.

On seeing police party both persons ran towards main road. One person while on run was knocked down by unknown vehicle and said person got seriously injured. Police party on duty immediately shifted the injured person to District Hospital from where he was referred to GMC Jammu and during treatment he succumbed to his injuries,” it added.

The deceased has been identified as Mukhtiar Ahmed son of Khalil ur Rehman of Prada tangdhar kupwara. His other accomplice namely Jagtar Singh son of jarnail Singh of Pakhopur Taran Taran punjab was immediately nabbed. Police said after thorough search of his vehicle heroine approximately 250 gm of was found along with huge cash amounting to rupees 19134030/- (One crore ninety one lakh thirty four thousands and thirty of different denominations was recovered.

A a case under relevants sections has been registered and investigation set into motion, police said adding preliminary investigation reveals that both the persons were involved in the narco trade while detailed investigation of the case is going on.