January 2003 News

Are militants smuggling narcotics?

2 January 2003
The Daily Excelsior

Srinagar: Are the militants sneaking into Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan bringing with them narcotics? According to defence sources, during a raid on a hideout in Trehgam in Kupwara district of north Kashmir yesterday, the security forces found a powdery substance raising concern that the militants might be bringing in narcotics with them alongwith weapons for distribution among Kashmiri youth. They said the packet has been sent for forensic testing and a report was expected within a week. The sources said drugs have been seized from militants in the past.


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