Trans- Kashmir narcotics smugglers arrested in Pak

Muzaffarabad: Pakistani Administered Kashmir police has arrested two alleged intra-Kashmir heroin smugglers from Peshawar city of Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa (KPK) province.
Prime accused Shah Khalid of Peshawar and his accomplice Altaf from Ambore area of Muzaffarabad were shifted to Chinari police station where a narcotics smuggling case has already been registered against them, police sources said.
Sources said that both had allegedly smuggled heroin into the other side of LOC in fresh fruit cartons during weekly cross LOC truck service in February this year resulting in the suspension of trans-Kashmir trade for a month.
Jammu and Kashmir police arrested a truck driver of PaK after recovering heroin from the truck he drove to Salamabad Travel and Trade terminal on Indian side.
In January last year, intra-Kashmir trade halted for a month after heroin was recovered from a truck crossing from Pakistan administrated Kashmir.
Cross LoC trade between two parts of Kashmir commenced in October 2008 through Srinagar-Muzaffarabad and Rawalkot-Poonch roads.
Traders from both sides have expressed concern given the incident of narcotics smuggling through cross LOC vehicles.
They have demanded strict measures to foil the “conspiracies hatched to sabotage the trade which has been a part of confidence building measures taken to connect the people of the two parts of Kashmir.”