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Police along with Army Busted Narco-Terror network in Karnah of Kupwara

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Jammu. J&K Police along with Army busted a narco-terror network in Karnah of Kupwara district by apprehending three persons and recovering a substantial quantity of heroin, explosives and weapons.

SSP Kupwara Shobhit Saxena briefing the media persons about the significant breakthrough said that terrorism and narcotics are interconnected and work hand in glove, complementing each other in a vicious cycle. Terrorist organizations use narcotics trafficking as a significant source of funding for their activities, providing them with the necessary resources to carry out their nefarious plans.

SSP Kupwara said that, acting on a specific input, a joint team of JKP and Army laid a trap in Karnah and arrested two persons with approximately 500 gms of heroin.

Further investigation led to the arrest of Parvez Ahmed Pathan, a resident of Sadhpura, who was found in possession of 3 pistols, 76 pistol rounds, 6 pistol magazines and approximately 5 kg of suspected explosives. An FIR has been registered at Kupwara Police Station, and further investigation is ongoing to unravel the narco-terror network.

Shobhit Saxena said that narco-terrorism aims to create an environment conducive to terrorist activities. He said Terrorist groups have established links with drug peddlers and are using them to perpetuate their nefarious activities.

He said Narco-terrorism is a huge threat to peace in the Union Territory, as it funds terrorist/ secessionist activities, perpetuating instability. He said as has been proven, narcotics-influenced youths are more susceptible to being radicalized and recruited by terrorist organizations, leading to a cycle of violence and extremism.

He reiterated that J&K Police reaffirms its commitment to a zero-tolerance policy against terrorism and narco-terrorism.

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