Karnah: The joint team of Army, BSF along with Jammu and Kashmir Police foiled a Narco smuggling attempt in forward areas of Karnah Sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district last night and recovered 10 KG of Narco estimated to be approximately Rupees 50 Cr.
Official source told that this is the second consecutive busting of ‘Narco Terror Model’ in the past week.
Incidentally, a 10 KG Heroin consignment was recovered from the same general area a week ago in a joint operation, however, this time smuggler was spotted carrying the narcotics along the Line of Control.
Indian Army and BSF’s strong anti-infiltration posture denied the smugglers accompanied by Unflatter, the opportunity to cross the fence.
It further forced them to abandon their consignment and flee on being challenged. The operation to identify individuals of Karnah Tehsil involved in this activity was in progress during the filing of this report. Local sources have affirmed high likelihood of arrests of certain kingpins in upcoming days.
Narcoterrorism has been Pakistan’s long espoused model to culturally degrade the social fabric of the border areas of Kashmir & Punjab. This attempt of Pakistan to support smugglers with armed terrorists has exposed the nexus.
Pak handlers controlling the nexus, get money in lieu of Narco supplied which is in turn used to fund terror organisations operating in Pak and PoK. Pak Army is a key stakeholder in this Narco-Terror nexus which involves using of civilians on both sides of the Line of Control as cannon fodder.
The modus operandi involve pushing the handlers and smugglers across the borders with an aim to exchange the drugs in lieu of money to support the militant organizations. Parents and Civil Society in the past have been urged to play their role in strengthening their fight to combat the menace for the larger benefit of society.
Pak’s nefarious designs has not only affected youth of J&K but also those in PoK who are actively involved in Narco consumption & smuggling.