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Rs 100-cr drugs found in truck from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

india Updated: Jan 17, 2014 19:23 IST

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In the biggest haul in Jammu and Kashmir, police on Friday recovered narcotics worth Rs 100 crore hidden in a truck coming from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) as part of the cross-border trade in Uri sector.


Sources said the vehicle challan mentioned almonds as the goods being imported from PoK, while Bandipora's Shoukat Habib Trading Corporation was named as the importer.

"We have recovered 114 packets of brown sugar from a truck at the Salamabad trade facilitation centre in Uri today," said Govind Ratan, sub-divisional police officer, Uri.

Ratan said the seized contraband weighed nearly 100 kg, which is worth around Rs 100 crore in the international market.

The driver of the vehicle has been detained for questioning, and the matter would be taken up with cross-Line of Control trade officials of PoK.

This is the second incident of its kind since the beginning of the cross-LoC trade between the divided parts of Kashmir in 2008. In August last year, police recovered cocaine worth Rs 10 crore from a truck plying on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route, at Sheeri in Uri sector.