Bid foiled to smuggle 24 kg cannabis to Rajasthan from Kashmir; 1 held

ANTF is investigating further links of this inter-state drug cartel. More arrests are expected, SSP ANTF Vinay Sharma said.


PTI | Jammu | Updated: 18-09-2021 16:35 IST | Created: 18-09-2021 16:33 IST
Bid foiled to smuggle 24 kg cannabis to Rajasthan from Kashmir; 1 held
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Police foiled a bid to smuggle over 24 kilograms of cannabis to Rajasthan from Kashmir in the garb of ferrying fruits and arrested a truck driver here, officials said on Saturday.

The Anti Narcotic Task Force (ANTF) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police received a specific input that a truck driven by Mohd Ashraf Wani of Wachi, Shopian, was transporting a large quantity of cannabis, they said.

An ANTF team swung into action and laid a checkpoint near Greater Kailash Chowk in Jammu city and intercepted a truck carrying fruit boxes on Friday night, they said.

During the search of the truck, the team seized over 24 kilograms of cannabis from its cabin, the officials said.

Driver of the truck Wani of Shopian was arrested and the vehicle seized, they said.

''Initial investigation revealed that the consignment was being carried from J-K to Rajasthan. ANTF is investigating further links of this inter-state drug cartel. More arrests are expected,'' SSP ANTF Vinay Sharma said.

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