Two nabbed with heroin in Jammu, reveal nexus between Hizbul, narco smugglers

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JAMMU: The interrogation of two persons arrested for possessing heroin has revealed a nexus between Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Pakistan and narcotics smugglers in Jammu and Kashmir, a senior police official said.

Acting on specific inputs late last month, the state police had set up a check-point at Vivekanand Chowk in Jammu, which led to the arrest of Fayaz Ahmad and Arshad Ahmad, IG (Jammu) M K Sinha told on Monday.

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He said 260 grams of heroin and Rs 12.6 lakh in cash were seized from their possession.
During the course of the interrogation, the two revealed that a nexus exists between the banned terrorist organisation and narcotics smugglers in the state, Sinha said.

Fayaz had crossed over to Pakistan last year and met his brother Ayaz, a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist, he added.