The contraband substance recovered by Army in Uri. (ANI/Twitter)
THE Army has recovered around 30 kg of a contraband substance worth about Rs 25 crore in the black market along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri sector, police said on Sunday. “On Saturday, alert Indian troops deployed along the LoC in Uri sector in Baramulla district of north Kashmir observed some suspicious movement. Upon a search of the area, it was found that a contraband-like substance, most likely drugs, was dropped there,” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Baramulla Rayees Mohammad Bhat told reporters in Baramulla. He said the peddlers trying to smuggle the drugs into the Indian side of the LoC ran away after observing the movement of troops.
The SSP said two bags with Pakistani markings containing approximately 25-30 kg of a drug-like substance were recovered. “The exact nature of the heroin-like substance is being ascertained through the authorities concerned. The value of the suspected contraband is around Rs 20-25 crore in the black market,” he added.