As per police, the exact nature of the ‘heroine-like substance’ is being determined through authorities, and value of this contraband is around Rs. 20-25 crore in black market.
Rayes Mohammad Bhat, SSP, Baramulla said, “On October 2, alert army troops witnessed some suspicious movement near the LOC in the Uri sector. Upon reaching the spot, they recovered bags and cartons with Pakistani markings which contained 25 to 30 kilograms of contraband material, which are currently worth ₹ 20-25 crore in the market.” He also said the police is working in co-ordination with Army and investigating the case.
According to the Army, the contraband has been handed over to police and legal proceedings have also started.
The Army said, “The huge drug haul along the Line of Control showcases the nefarious designs of Pakistan-based narco-terror nexus and its inimical intent to abet terrorism and finance terror in India. This drug bust is a huge setback to the Pakistan narco-terror nexus.”
This drug haul in Uri happens just days after a Pakistani origin terrorist was neutralized and another, namely Ali Babar, from Okara, Pakistan captured alive, in Uri Sector in an extended search operation concluding September 28.