Drug peddlers using ambulances from Punjab to smuggle narcotics outside J&K

To give a slip to the police, narcotic smugglers have adopted new modus operandi of using ambulances from Punjab to transport contraband to other parts from Jammu and Kashmir.

In one of the recent incidents, Jammu Police on the disclosure of a driver of an ambulance of a hospital from Punjab, arrested at least 19 drug peddlers from Jammu city.

“Following the leads that some hospitals in Punjab are using their ambulances for carrying the consignments of drugs and other contrabands from Jammu and Kashmir to rest of the states of India, the Police launched a manhunt and claimed to have secured the arrest of 19 drugs smugglers in and around the Jammu city,” official sources here said.