The Kupwara Police on Thursday busted a Pakistan-sponsored narco terror module operating in Jammu and Kashmir and arrested one terrorist associate. A total of 9 kg heroin was recovered from his possession. The terrorist associate has been identified as Mukhtar Husain Shah – a resident of Panj Taran Village, Karnah in Kupwara, the police said.
According to the police, the module was in touch with Pakistan-based terror handlers and it was using the drug money to fund terror-related activities in the Valley. An FIR has been registered in this regard and a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been formed for a thorough investigation.
“Module was in close connection with Pakistan-based terror handlers involved in the drug trade and assisting financially to active terrorists of Valley. Case registered, SIT constituted to ascertain details of accused’ ties with terror outfits and other anti-national elements,” the Kupwara Police said.
On Wednesday, terrorists opened fire on security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, however, there was no damage in the incident.