Sur­ren­dered ter­ror­ist among 3 drug smug­glers ar­rested in Jammu

The Northlines - - STATE - NL COR­RE­SPON­DENT JAMMU, DEC 07

Three al­leged drug smug­glers, in­clud­ing a sur­ren­dered ter­ror­ist, were ar­rested on Fri­day with heroin 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 heroin was re­cov­ered from their pos­ses­sion, Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice (SP) Jammu City (South) Vi­nay Sharma told re­porters here. The value of the heroin 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 Pak­istan trained ter­ror­ist, was run­ning a ca­ble net­work in Kup­wara af­ter sur­ren­der­ing. Later, he came in con­tact with the Pak­istan drug lobby through so­cial me­dia and turned to nar­cotic smug­gling. The drugs had been smug­gled in from the Indo-pak bor­der in Kup­wara district and were be­ing trans­ported to Ra­jasthan, he said. A case has been reg­is­tered at Gandhi na­gar po­lice sta­tion, Sharma said. He said the NIA has been in­formed about the case due to the ter­ror and bor­der smug­gling.

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