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Over 25 kg drugs with "Pakistani markings" seized near Kashmir border: Indian Army

Indian security forces seized over 25 kg of drugs-like substance, in packages with "Pakistani markings", near the Line of Control (LOC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri sector on Saturday. As per the police, the exact nature of the "heroin-like substance" is being ascertained through concerned authorities, and the value of the suspected contraband is around ₹ 20-25 crore (over 3 mn USD) in the black market

Oct 04, 2021
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Over 25 kg drugs with "Pakistani markings" seized near Kashmir border

Indian security forces seized over 25 kg of drugs-like substance, in packages with "Pakistani markings", near the Line of Control (LOC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri sector on Saturday. As per the police, the exact nature of the "heroin-like substance" is being ascertained through concerned authorities, and the value of the suspected contraband is around ₹ 20-25 crore (over 3 mn USD) in the black market.

Rayes Mohammad Bhat, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Baramulla said, "On October 2, alert army troops witnessed some suspicious movement near the LOC in the Uri sector. Upon reaching the spot, they recovered bags and cartons with Pakistani markings which contained 25 to 30 kilograms of contraband material, which are currently worth ₹ 20-25 crore in the market."

Bhat said the police are working in coordination with the Indian Army to investigate the case.

 "The huge drug haul along the Line of Control showcases the nefarious designs of Pakistan-based narco-terror nexus and its inimical intent to abet terrorism and finance terror in India. This drug bust is a huge setback to the Pakistan narco-terror nexus," the Army said.

 This drug haul in Uri Sector comes just days after one Pakistani terrorist was killed and another named Ali Babar, resident of Okara, Pakistan, captured alive, in Uri Sector in an extended search operation culminating on September 28, ANI news agency said. 

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