Srinagar (NVI): Security forces foiled a narco-smuggling attempt in forward areas of Tangdhar sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir and recovered narcotics worth Rs 50 crore, defence officials said today.
“Indian Army, BSF along with JKP foiled a Narco smuggling attempt in forward areas of Tangdhar Sector last night and recovered 10 KG of Narco estimated to be approximately ₹ 50 Cr today,” the Army said in a statement today.
This is the second consecutive busting of ‘Pak Sponsered Narco Terror Model’ in the past one week, Army said.
“Incidentally a 10 KG Heroin consignment was recovered from the same general area a week ago in a joint operation, however, this time smugglers were spotted carrying the narcotics along the Line of Control,” it said.
The strong anti-infiltration posture of the security forces did not give the smugglers, accompanied by Pakistan-based terrorists, the opportunity to cross the fence.
Furthermore, they were forced to abandon their consignment and flee on being challenged.
The operation to identify individuals of Karnah Tehsil involved in this activity was in progress during the filing of this report.
“Narco-terrorism has been Pakistan’s long espoused model to culturally degrade the social fabric of the border areas of Kashmir & Punjab. This attempt of Pakistan to support smugglers with armed terrorists has exposed the nexus,” Army said in its statement.
Pak handlers controlling the nexus, get money in lieu of narco supplied which is in turn used to fund terror organisations operating in Pakistan and Pak Occupied Kashmir (PoK), it said.
Pak handlers controlling the nexus, get money in lieu of Narco supplied which is in turn used to fund terror organisations operating in Pak & PoK.
Not only this, but Pak Army is a key stakeholder in this narco-terror nexus which involves using of civilians on both sides of the Line of Control as cannon fodder.
“The modus operandi involves pushing the handlers and smugglers across the borders with an aim to exchange the drugs in lieu of money to support the militant organizations,” read the official statement.