Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday claimed to have arrested a woman drug peddler among two in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
As per the local media reports, the husband of the woman and her two brothers are already in jail for their involvement in narcotics smuggling from across the LoC.
A police spokesman in a statement said that acting on specific information that a woman namely Razia Begum alias Bulbul wife of Zakir Hussain Shah and her acquaintance Aftab Ahmad Shah son of late Altaf Ahmad Shah, both residents of Takiya Bahadurkote were on way in Cheterkote area “to sell narcotics among the youth of Karnah”. A joint naka was established by Incharge Police Post Teetwal G M Bhat including lady Police officials and local Army unit 6 JAK RIF in presence of local Executive Magistrate Chamkote.
The spokesman said that during naka checking the duo was apprehended and heroin-like substances weighing 35 grams and 43 grams respectively were recovered from their possession.
“FIR under relevant sections of NDPS Act has been registered in Police Station Karnah and investigations were taken up,” he said.
“The arrest of the lady is a big breakthrough for Police as she is suspected to be deeply involved in cross LoC smuggling of the narcotics in Karnah area of the district,” said a police spokesman in a statement.