Jolt to LoC trade: Police seizes truck with narcotics

Jolt to LoC trade: Police seizes truck with narcotics

The police said during routine check at TFC Uri, its officials found the narcotic substance in the truck that was carrying registered load of oranges.

Baramulla police Friday claimed to have seized a truck carrying around 10 kg narcotic substance at Trade Facilitation Centre Uri here. The truck was coming from Pakistan administered Kashmir.

The police said during routine check at TFC Uri, its officials found the narcotic substance in the truck that was carrying registered load of oranges.

“The seized narcotic substance was concealed in the layers of orange boxes,” the police said.

The consignment, police said, was for one Zahoor Ahmad Malla alias Raju Chrali of old town Baramulla. Both Malla and the driver of the truck identified as Annayat Shah of Komi Kotee Muzaffrabad were taken into custody, the police said.

DIG, North Kashmir, Gareeb Das, confirmed to Greater Kashmir that police had seized the truck coming from PaK “carrying around 300 small packets of narcotic substance packed in small amounts of 20-40 gms at TFC Uri.” 

"The driver has also been taken into custody and the substance seized will be sent to FSL," Das said.

Pertinently, last year in January, the police had arrested a Pakistani driver for smuggling narcotics worth Rs 100 crore at Salamabad check post.