J&K Police Rewards 5 Border Residents for Foiling Cross-LoC Narco Smuggling Bid

Asma Noor
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Rajouri, June 14: The Jammu and Kashmir Police has rewarded five border residents of the Nowshera sector for their heroic display of bravery and patriotic spirit in foiling a major cross-border narco smuggling bid. The Police Headquarters of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has sanctioned a reward of ₹4 lakhs in recognition of the residents’ actions.

The narco smuggling bid was foiled in the village of Makdi, which is located ahead of the Anti-Infiltration Obstacle System (AIOS), also known as the LoC fence. The police recovered a massive consignment of contraband, including 8.5 kg of heroin initially and an additional 1.44 kg, totaling 9.94 kg. The incident was registered in FIR No. 36 of 2024 under sections 8/21/23 of the NDPS Act at the Nowshera Police Station in Rajouri district.

The swift action and intelligence sharing by the border residents led to the busting of a major cross-border smuggling racket. Four smugglers have been arrested and interrogated so far, and the police are continuing their efforts to uncover other linkages, both transnational and those operating from the Indian side of the LoC.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police has reiterated its firm resolve to carry forward the fight against transnational crimes, especially narco, terror, and narco-terror crimes, by seeking and motivating the active participation of the general public in this noble cause.

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