3 drug smugglers, one surrendered militant arrested with drugs worth 4 cr. rupees in Jammu

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Jammu: Three alleged drug smugglers, including a surrendered militant, were arrested on Friday with worth at least rupees four crore in the international market, police said.

The accused were identified as Ali Mohmmad alais Ishaq, a former member of Al-Barq terror outfit, Sohial Ahmed and Pradeep Kumar, they said.

Three members of an inter-state narcotic smuggling gang have been arrested. Cash worth rupees 13 lakh and one kilogram of was recovered from their possession, of Police (SP) (South) told reporters here.

The value of the in the international market is estimated to be between rupees 4-5 crores, he said.

The accused were nabbed by police during routine checking of vehicles at Valmiki Chowk, the SP said.

Sharma said Ali, a trained terrorist, was running a in after surrendering. Later, he came in contact with the drug lobby through and turned to narcotic smuggling.

The drugs had been smuggled in from the Indo-Pak border in north Kashmir’s district and were being transported to Rajasthan, he said.

A case has been registered at station, Sharma said.

He said the NIA has been informed about the case due to the terror and border smuggling angle involved.


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