J&K: Terrorist associate held, heroin worth Rs 60 cr seized

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Srinagar, Apr 8 (PTI) Police have seized nine kilograms of heroin worth Rs 60 crore from an overground worker of militants in Karnah area of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said on Thursday.

'On a reliable information, police have busted a Pakistan sponsored narco-terror module and arrested one terrorist associate,' a police spokesperson said.

He said the arrested person has been identified as Mukhtar Husain Shah, Panjtaran in Karnah.

Nine kilograms of heroin, worth Rs 60 crore was seized from his possession. 'The other absconded involved persons have been identified and efforts are being taken to arrest them,' he added.

The spokesperson said the module was in close connection with Pakistan based terror handlers and involved in drug trade and financially assisting active terrorists of the valley. PTI MIJ RHL