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Indian Army and BSF Foil Pak-Sponsored Drug Operation in J & K’s Kupwara, Recovering Rs 50 Million Narcotics | India News

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KUPWARA: The Indian Army and Border Security Force (BSF) thwarted a Pakistan-sponsored narcotics smuggling attempt along the Line of Control in Karnah forests on Tuesday and recovered 10kg of narcotics, estimated at about 50 million rupees.
According to an official statement, this is the second consecutive arrest of the Pakistan-sponsored ‘Model of Narco Terror’ in the last week. A week ago a 10 kg shipment of heroin was recovered from the same general area in a joint operation, however this time smugglers were seen carrying the narcotics along the Line of Control (LoC).
The Indian military and the strong anti-leak stance of the BSF denied smugglers accompanied by Pakistan-based terrorists the opportunity to cross the fence and forced them to abandon their shipment and flee. Local sources have stated a high probability of arrests of certain leaders in the coming days, the statement read.
According to the Army, this attempt by Pakistan to support smugglers with armed terrorists has exposed the nexus. The Pakistani manipulators who control the nexus get money in lieu of supplied narcotics, which in turn are used to fund terrorist organizations operating in Pakistan and Pakistani-occupied Kashmir.
The modus operandi of these operations involves pushing handlers and smugglers across borders with the aim of exchanging drugs instead of money to support militant organizations.
In the past, parents and civil society have been urged to play their part in strengthening their fight to combat the threat for the benefit of society. Pakistan’s nefarious designs have not only affected young people in Jammu and Kashmir, but also those in Pakistani-occupied Kashmir who are actively involved in the consumption and smuggling of narcotics, the Army said.

Times of India

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