Four held with brown sugar worth Rs 5 crore in Jammu

Four persons, including two residents of Kerala, have been arrested and over three kg of “high quality” Brown Sugar, worth about Rs five crore in local market, was seized from their possession in Jammu city.

Mohammed Farooq and Javed Iqbal, residents of Rajouri district, had brought the consignment to Jammu and were to hand it over to Nawaf Khan and Mohammed Ajmel Roshan, both hailing from Kerala, when a police team arrested them, SP (city) Vinod Kumar told reporters today.

On questioning, Farooq and Iqbal admitted they were in touch with a person from Kuwait who called Khan and Roshan to take the delivery of the contraband here, Kumar said.

Khan and Roshan, after taking the delivery, were to hand over the packets to a person in Delhi, he said.

“The arrests were made by chance as police grew suspicious of the movement of the four persons, and on checking their belongings, the consignment was found,” the officer said.

“Questioning of the accused would reveal the origin of the contraband and we expect to make more recoveries and arrests in the days to come,” he said.

Several mobile phones have also been recovered from the accused, the SP said.

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