Indian Army recovers 7 kg narcotics, foreign currency in J-K's Poonch

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Cash recovered by Army | Photo: ANI

Poonch (Jammu & Kashmir): Indian Army troops on Saturday recovered 7 kg of narcotics, and foreign currency worth over Rs 2 crore, from the residence of one Mohd Rafique in Poonch district of Jammu & Kashmir.

In a similar incident, on March 3, the security forces busted a narco-terror module and recovered 7 kg of heroin, Rs 2 crore in cash, arms, and ammunition from the house of a notorious drug peddler in Poonch district.

"Huge quantity of heroin and cash was recovered from the house of a drug peddler from Poonch named Rafi Dhana, alias Rafi Lala," said police.

Rafi Dhana was detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) as he is a notorious drug smuggler. He resides close to the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch.

"Today, on some inputs Poonch Police team led by Inspector Sunil and CRPF searched the house of Rafi. During search, 7 kg of heroin, around Rs 2 crores in cash, and a Pistol with one Magazine, ten rounds along with seven rounds of SLR was recovered," the police said.

The search continued till Friday evening in presence of the magistrate and prominent citizens.

"With this effort, Poonch Police and security forces have been able to bust a huge narco terror module. The searches are still going on in presence of Magistrates and prominent citizens. The Nexus of this module with Punjab-based narcotics smugglers is being investigated. A case has been registered at Police station Mandi and an investigation set into motion," the police added.


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