Pak-India trade through Kashmir border suspended after heroin smuggling accusation

Monday, January 20th, 2014 10:46:38 by
Kashmir Trade Route

The Kashmir border trade route between Pakistan and India has been suspended after a truck driver was apprehended by Indian authorities on account of smuggling heroin into the country. The arrest has led to a complete suspension of movement across the Line of Control.

“Travelling and trade has been suspended until the matter is taken up at a higher level,” Chief of Trade and Travel Authority in Azad Kashmir told reporters.

 According to him, the Indian authorities had detained 49 Pakistani trucks and their drivers while Pakistan responded by detaining 27 Indian trucks.

The Police in Jammu and Kashmir states that they have recovered drugs from the truck valued over Rs 100 crore according to international estimates.

“After the recovery of such a huge quantity of narcotic drugs, the authorities decided to suspend the LoC trade,” DIG North of Occupied Kashmir, JP Singh shared.

“Anyone found involved in illegality will be debarred from conducting the trade and their permit cancelled,” he further added.
Following the incident, Singh also shared that investigations were underway to find out who the drugs were meant for and that any businessmen found to be related will be dealt according to law.

“We are investigating that for whom the drug was, the businessmen associated with the trade will be investigated about the seizure.”

“We have already detained some traders in this connection, the credentials of all the traders who are part of the Cross LoC trade will be investigated properly to avoid any untoward incident,” he further added.

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