Jul 12, 2024

Narcotics worth Rs 100 crore seized in Ramban, 2 arrested: Police

Police on Sunday said they seized high-valued narcotics worth Rs 100 crore in Banihal area of Ramban district and arrested two persons in this regard.

A police official told that Ramban police intercepted an Innova vehicle at the railway chowk in Banihal, apprehending two individuals associated with large-scale narcotics.

The vehicle, traveling from Kashmir towards Jammu, was found to be concealing a substantial quantity of high-valued narcotics, he said.

During a thorough search, the police made a startling discovery, saying they recovered approximately 30 kilograms of a heroin-like substance from hidden compartments within the vehicle.  The international market value of the seized drugs is estimated to be around Rs 100 crores, according to the official.

The arrested persons are currently in police custody, and further investigations are underway to ascertain the source and destination of this illicit substance, the official said. He added that authorities are also actively pursuing leads to identify potential links to larger drug trafficking networks.

Meanwhile, police in a statement said, “On 30 September 2023 at about 2235 Hrs Ramban police led by SSP Ramban Mohita and her team intercepted one Innova vehicle at Railway Chowk Banihal bearing No HR2W/4925 coming from Kashmir towards jammu and recovered about 30 kg Cocaine, having approximate value of 300 crores in international black market and apprehended two persons.

“Case FIR No. 242/2023 u/s 8/21/22/29 NDPS Act stands registered at P/S Banihal and investigation set into motion. This operation was developed on intelligence generated by SSP Ramban and her team who have been continuously waging war against drug smugglers and peddlers. A large number of notorious peddlers and smugglers have already been booked by the team of Ramban police”, the statement reads.

 

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