Drugs worth Rs 100 cr found hidden in truck coming from Pak

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014 - 19:41

Srinagar: In the biggest haul in Jammu and Kashmir, police on Friday recovered narcotics worth Rs 100 crore in the street market hidden in a truck, which was coming from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) as part of the cross-LoC trade in Uri sector of the state.

Sources said the challan of the vehicle had mentioned almonds as the goods being imported from PoK.
"We have recovered 114 packets of brown sugar from a truck here (Salamabad trade facilitation centre in Uri) today," said Govind Ratan, Sub-Divisional Police Officer, Uri.

Ratan said the total weight of the seized contraband is around 100 kilogrammes which is worth around Rs 100 crore in the international market.

The challan mentioned M/s Shoukat Habib trading corporation Bandipora as the importer of the goods, the sources said, adding the driver of the vehicle has been detained for questioning.
They said the matter will be taken up with cross-LoC trade officials of PoK. This is the second incident of its type since the beginning of the cross-LoC trade between the divided parts of Kashmir in 2008.
In August last year, police recovered cocaine worth Rs 10 crore from a truck, plying on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route, at Sheeri in Uri sector.

PTI


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