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Major Drug Bust in North Kashmir,Two Arrested, Heroin Worth Rs. 2 Crores Seized

In a significant development, police in Baramulla district, North Kashmir, have apprehended two drug smugglers and seized a significant quantity of contraband substance from their possession. This arrest comes on the heels of another major bust just four days prior, where authorities uncovered a narcotic module with suspected ties to handlers based in Pakistan, seizing Heroin-like substances valued at Rs. 50 crores.

According to a statement from an official to News Agency Kashmir Scroll, the police party from Police Station Boniyar, under the leadership of the Station House Officer, intercepted two individuals, Abdul Qayoom Ganie and Gh Hassan Ganie, both residents of Trikanjan Boniyar, at a checkpoint in Ganie Mohalla Trikanjan.

During a subsequent search, law enforcement officials discovered 446 grams of contraband Heroin-like substance in the possession of the apprehended individuals, with an estimated street value of approximately Rs. 2 crores. Following their arrest, Abdul Qayoom Ganie and Gh Hassan Ganie were transferred to PS Boniyar, where they are currently in custody.

Authorities have initiated legal proceedings against the arrested individuals, registering a case under relevant sections of the law at Police Station Boniyar. The investigation into their alleged involvement in drug smuggling activities is now underway, signaling a concerted effort to hold accountable those responsible for perpetuating the illegal drug trade in the region.

The successful apprehension of the two drug smugglers and the seizure of the contraband substance underscore the ongoing commitment of law enforcement agencies to combatting narcotics trafficking. Such operations are crucial in disrupting the flow of illegal drugs and dismantling the networks that perpetuate their distribution.

The bust serves as a stark reminder of the pervasive threat posed by drug smuggling activities, as well as the need for continued vigilance and proactive measures to safeguard communities from the detrimental effects of substance abuse. It also highlights the importance of international cooperation in addressing transnational crime, particularly in disrupting the nexus between drug traffickers and their handlers across borders.

As the investigation progresses, authorities will continue to gather evidence and pursue leads to dismantle drug smuggling networks operating in the region. Efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of drug abuse and addiction will also be intensified, with a focus on prevention and rehabilitation initiatives to address the root causes of substance abuse in communities.

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