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Police recover narcotics worth Rs 65 Crore in Kupwara, Two persons arrested

Kupwara : Police on Saturday claimed to have recovered narcotics worth Rs 65 Crore from two persons in north Kashmir’s frontier district.Police in a statement issued to Kashmir Despatch said acting on credible information regarding a narco-terror smuggling module, a joint operation was executed by Army’s 17 Bihar and Kupwara Police which led to arrest of two individuals who identified as Manzoor Ahmed Lone son of Gh Mohd Lone of Lachipora Baramulla, age 38 yrs and Gh Mohd Lone son of Ab Rahim Lone of Bijhama, Lachipora Age, 40 yrs.In this well-coordinated operation executed by the LoC unit and Kupwara police approximately 13.5 Kgs of narcotics estimated to be worth Rs.65 Crores and following arms and ammunition were recovered from their possession.Pistols, Pistol Magazines 04, Pistol rounds 55, Hand Grenades 04, Detonators 02.The duo was working in close tandem with POK based militant handlers and was involved in drug trade and supply of weapons to militants operating in the valley.In this regard case FIR no. 51 u/s 8/21 NDPS Act, 7/25 IA Act and 13, 18,39 UAPA stands registered at PS Kralpora, and investigation taken up the statement reads.


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