SFs recover narcotics worth Rs 65 cr, 2 held in Kupwara

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Srinagar: In yet another major success against “Narco Terror” in the Kashmir valley, security forces recovered 13.5 kg narcotic substance worth Rs 65 crore and arrested two smugglers in the frontier district of Kupwara.
A police spokesman said on Saturday afternoon that troops of Army and police conducted a joint operation in Kupwara in north Kashmir during which two members of Narco-Terror were arrested.
Security forces recovered 13.5 kg narcotic substance worth Rs 65 crores, he said, adding two pistols and four hand grenades were also recovered from them.
Describing it a major success he said a case has been registered and investigation taken up.

This was the second recovery of narcotic substance in the Kupwara district this month. On June 11, security forces at Handwara in Kupwara busted a narco-militant module of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT). Security forces recovered Rs 1.34 Crore cash and 21 kg heroin worth Rs 100 Crore from the possession of three LeT associates, then.
Later, J&K police constituted a Special Investigating Team (SIT) headed by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) to reach out to the bottom of the case and find out for whom the money and drugs were meant to be supplied.

Police said the three Lashkar associates were in touch with their Pakistani handlers and their main aim was to strengthen the Lashkar roots in Kashmir besides supplying drugs across Kashmir.
The accused were identified as Iftikhar Indrabi, a resident of Rajwar, Handwara, a notorious drug peddler and is already involved in many criminal cases, Abdul Moomin Peer of Waskura, Handwara, and Islam ul Haq peer of Waskura, Handwara.