Reasi police crackdown on drug trafficking; 2 held, heroin & cash recovered

In a significant victory in the battle against drug abuse, Reasi Police achieved a breakthrough, leading to the interrogation and subsequent recovery of 10.67 grams of heroin and cash worth ₹3.06 Lakhs. The operation unfolded in Serwad Katra.

On the 9th of February, Munish Kumar, son of Prem Kumar, and Prem Kumar, son of Majuru Ram, both residents of Serwad, Katra, were apprehended by the police. A substantial amount of heroin, weighing 49.43 grams, was confiscated from their possession. Following this, a case FIR No. 43/2024 U/S 8/21/22/29 NDPS Act was registered against them at the Katra Police Station, and investigations commenced.

During subsequent investigations, Munish Kumar confessed to hiding cash and a weighing machine at his residence. Consequently, a special team, led by a senior Police Officer, was formed by the Reasi Police. They conducted raids and searches at various suspected locations, including Munish Kumar’s house, in the presence of an Executive Magistrate Ist Class from Katra. The operation yielded a cash sum of Rs. 3,06,000/- along with 02 units of digital weighing machines.

Prem Kumar, under interrogation, admitted to concealing additional illegal drugs at his residence. Following this revelation, the police, accompanied by an EMIC from Katra, conducted searches and discovered 10.67 grams of heroin.

The investigation is now delving into the financial transactions associated with the illegal drug trade, aiming to dismantle the network of drug peddlers and their collaborators.

SSP Reasi IPS, Mohita Sharma hailed the efforts of the Reasi Police, terming the recovery a significant success. Providing details of the case, she highlighted that a total of 60.10 grams of heroin had been seized, alongside cash worth ₹3.06 Lakhs.

SSP Reasi is overseeing the progress of the case, ensuring daily reviews. She emphasized that the accused are still undergoing intense questioning, hinting at the possibility of further recoveries. Additionally, she asserted that all individuals involved in illegal distribution networks and supply chains of banned drugs would be prosecuted based on available evidence.

The SSP appealed to people from all walks of life to join hands in the fight against drug abuse, emphasizing the importance of safeguarding future generations.