Jammu Jammu Kashmir Police

Three wanted narco smugglers arrest at Rajbagh Kathua

Kathua, July 23 :In a major breakthrough against narco smuggling menace , Police Station Rajbagh seized 64 Kilograms of Poppy Straw and nabbed three wanted narco smugglers.

Police team of Police Station Rajbagh in the intervening night during checking duty at Rajbagh Chowk NHW intercepted one Alto car bearing registration number JK08G-0507 apprehended two persons namely Gurcharan Singh @ Vicky S/o Puran Singh R/O Rajbagh and Sunil Kumar @ Sunny S/o Mani Ram R/o Hardo Muthi Rajbagh and seized 12 Kilograms of Poppy Straw in their illegal possession.

Police Station Rajbagh registered a case FIR No 146/2019 U/S 8/15/29 NDPS ACT and investigation set into motion into the case.

During questioning both the accused revealed that they have delivered consignment of Poppy Straw to their accomplice namely Manpreet Singh R/o Ramnagar colony Opposite CTM Kathua.

On the disclosure, Police team of Police Station Rajbagh jointly with Police Station Kathua raided the house of the Manpreet in presence of Executive Magistrate Ist Class and recovered around 52 Kilograms of Poppy Straw like substance.Police seized the narcotics and arrested the third accused.Police recovered a total of 64 Kilograms of Poppy Straw.Further questioning of the accused is going on.

Kathua Police is striving hard and taking every possible step to make people especially youth aware against drug menace. We request people of the area to come forward and share information about drug peddling or consumption on with Police for the cause. Your identity will be kept confidential.