Heroin Bound For Kashmir Seized, Smuggling Ring Busted

JAMMU — The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Ludhiana Zonal Unit has busted a gang of narcoitic smugglers and seized a consignment of heroin being smuggled into Kashmir.

Preliminary investigations suggested that the seized heroin was sourced from across the border. On the basis of credible intelligence, a Mahindra Scorpio car was intercepted by DRI sleuths at Ban Toll Plaza near Nagrota (Jammu). Rummaging of the intercepted car resulted in recovery of around 1 Kg 800 grams of high quality Heroin valued in the international market at Rs 9 Crores. The contraband was concealed in a specially designed cavity in the Scorpio Car in the dashboard near steering wheel. The narcotic material and the car have been seized by DRI and two Kashmir based smugglers have been arrested under the provisions of NDPS Act, 1985.

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, is the prime intelligence and investigative agency under Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC), Ministry of Finance for the matters related to cross-border smuggling activities including Narcotic Drugs, Wildlife & Wildlife products, Fake Indian Currency Notes, Gold, Antiquities. (CNS)

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