Indian Army, BSF along with J&K Police foiled a narco smuggling attempt in forward areas of Tangdhar Sector last night and recovered 10 kg of narco estimated to be approximately Rs 50 crore. This is the second consecutive busting of ‘Pak-sponsored narco terror model’ in the past one week. Incidentally, a 10 kg heroin consignment was recovered from the same general area a week ago in a joint operation, however, this time smugglers were spotted carrying the narcotics along the Line of Control. Indian Army & BSF’s strong anti-infiltration posture denied the smugglers accompanied by Pak-based terrorists, 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 filing of this report. Local sources have affirmed high likelihood of arrests of certain kingpins in upcoming days.
Narco terrorism 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 & 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 involves 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 involved in Narco consumption & smuggling.
Explosives Recovered – Major Incident Averted in Karnah by Army & Police
In a major success to Security Forces deployed in Karnah, 15 sticks of Plastic Explosives were recovered on Monday evening owing to high state of alertness of the Army and Police. Last week, a specific intelligence was received on likely explosives being exchanged near Jama Masjid of Tangdhar. Security Forces increased alertness level and monitored the area through a comprehensive surveillance grid. A detailed search by the Army Bomb Disposal Team led to recovery of the explosives which was supposedly being transhipped to hinterland. The operation was conducted in the heart of Tangdhar market with zero inconvenience to locals as per the market vendors who were eye witness to the precision operation.