Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir), October 23: The Jammu and Kashmir Police intercepted a truck carrying heroin weighing 21.5 kilograms on Sunday, arresting one narco-smuggler.
"Today, during vehicle checking at Zero Point Chenani, a truck coming from Kashmir towards Udhampur was intercepted and 18 packets of Heroin weighing around 21.5 Kg (including the packaging weight) were recovered from it. The truck driver has been detained," ADGP Jammu Mukesh Singh informed.
The vehicle in which the drugs were carried has also been confiscated by Udhampur police.
According to an official statement, the arrested driver of the truck has been identified as Kulwinder Singh of Nawanshahr, Punjab.
A case has been filed against the accused under the relevant sections.
An investigation into the matter is currently underway.
"Police team of Police Station Chenani was conducting routine vehicle checking at Zero Morh Chenani, NHW and a truck bearing registration No. PB08BT 9403 was made to stop from Kashmir valley towards Udhampur. During checking of said vehicle, Police recovered 18 packets of Heroin 21.5 kg of heroin (including packaging weight) and arrested one interstate narco smuggler who was smuggling the above contraband in the said vehicle," according to police statement.
Udhampur Police is currently investigating all forward and backward ties in the case so that all people involved in this illegal trade can be punished under the law.