Jammu, Sept 14 : One person was arrested after seven kilograms of heroin worth Rs 35 crore was recovered from him in Rajouri district, police said on Monday. SSP Rajouri Chandan Kohli said investigators are probing all links of the peddler as well as source of consignment.
Flanked by other officers, Senior Superintendent of Police Rajouri Chandan Kohli told a presser that a team of police headed by SHO Rajouri Sameer Jillani and Incharge PP Chatyar Chingus, SI Ashish Chowdhary were on a nakka duty when a Tata Mobile (JK11B 8033) was intercepted to stop for routine frisking.
During frisking of vehicle, SSP Rajouri Chandan Kohli said, police personnel on duty succeeded in recovering a huge consignment of drugs that was kept hidden in the vehicle in a professional manner.
” The driver of the vehicle identified as Tariq Ahmed Ghanie son of Ghulam Ahmed Ghanie of Bachro Kulgam was arrested on the spot and vehicle was seized.” SSP said .
He said that the consignment recovered from the vehicle is of Heroine like substance weighing around seven kilograms and is expected to coat in several crores of rupees.
” Sustained questioning from the accused is going on and we are working to unearth all the links of this peddler and the source of this consignment.”
The officer said that all possible aspects including cross border smuggling are being probed in this case and more arrests are likely.
“A case in FIR 484/20 under sections 8(a), 21/60 NDPS Act has been registered in police station Rajouri,” he said.
He also informed that this was the second big catch for Rajouri police in five days as earlier one person from Ninganar Thandikassi area of Rajouri was nabbed alongwith 670 grams of Heroine like substance from Panjal Gala Namblan village area of Rajouri.
He also appealed all the parents and guardians to play their role in society and ensure to keep a check on the activities of their wards to prevent them from falling in such activities.