70% youth in B’la are drug traffickers: Police

 Baramulla: Describing drug menace, a bigger challenge for police than stone-pelting, Deputy Inspector General of Police North Kashmir Range Ghulam Hasan Bhat Friday said that at least 70 per cent youth in North Kashmir are involved in drug trafficking.

Bhat said that drug menace is proving a bigger challenge for the police as more and more youth are getting involved in this trap. “We are trying to find out ways and means to prevent youth from getting addicted to drugs. We will start an anti-drug drive in a bigger way in North Kashmir,” he said.

He said that initial investigations have revealed that most of the drug addicts indulge in stone-pelting incidents. “It is a dangerous trend that drug addicts are turning out to be the stone-pelters. Majority of the youth that police arrested for stone-pelting charges have turned out as drug addicts,” he said adding that police will do everything possible for them to keep them aloof from drug menace. 


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