Srinagar: Kupwara police have arrested two smugglers and recovered 500 gms of heroin brought from Pakistan, said local police on Monday.
According to an official statement, the duo tried to escape from a police naka (checkpoint). Noticing the suspicious movement and deliberate intention to jump the naka, the police team apprehended the duo and on personal search recovered 230 gms of Heroin-like substance from Ishtiyaq Ahmad Qureshi, resident of Taad, and 270 gms of the banned drug from Basharat Hussain Shah resident of Padna Taad Karnah.
“From the preliminary investigations, it has transpired that the drugs have been smuggled to this side of Line of Control by the duo in conspiracy with the Pakistani nationals,” says the official note.
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