Jammu and Kashmir Police have said that terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen is also engaged in smuggling narcotics into the state from across the Line of Control.
Jammu Inspector General of Police MK Sinha told reporters that Hizbul Mujahideen is smuggling the narcotic substance through its conduits into the country. Hizbul's drug smuggling nexus came to light following the arrest of a smuggler near LoC in Poonch district, nabbed with 12 kg of heroin.
Mr Sinha said, during interrogation, arrested smugglers revealed that there is a nexus between Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists trained in Pakistan and presently living with narco smugglers on this side of the border.
On recoveries of narcotics this year, he said 57 kgs of heroin, 5,035 kgs of poppy straw, 111 kgs of charas and 15,676 bottles of banned 'corex' were seized so far.