Baramulla: Police on Friday said that they had recovered more than 60 kgs of narcotic drugs from a truck coming from Pakistan in cross-LoC trade at Salamabad Trade Centre in Uri.
Senior Superintendent of Police Baramulla Imtiyaz Hussain said they had had inputs about the consignment some days ago. “During checking, police recovered 66.5 kilograms of narcotic drugs which appear to be heroine,” police said. Police is investigating the incident by looking for the trader for whom the consignment was meant. Imtiyaz said they immediately seized the truck, registration number XA-267, driven by Syed Yousuf, son of Ali Akbar of Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Yousuf was taken into custody and was being questioned.
A police spokesperson said the drugs were hidden in fake cavities specifically fabricated for this purpose in boxes purportedly to contain mercantile goods. “Baramulla police has registered a case FIR number 54/2017 under section 29 NDPS Act and further investigation has been taken up,” it said.