Srinagar- Baramulla district of north Kashmir alone saw 425 drug peddlers arrested and 69 most wanted dealers charged under the stringent Prevention of Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (PIT-NDPS) this year so far.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police have also confiscated three residential houses, three cars, and cash amounting Rs three crore belonging to drug peddlers, as part of the ongoing campaign against drug trafficking in the northern district.
A senior police official told Kashmir Observer that 242 cases of narcotics have been registered in Baramulla district till October ending, while 425 drug peddlers have been arrested in this direction.
Baramulla district, he said has seen a notable decrease in drug-related incidents due to the remarkable efforts of the police in eliminating the menace.
“As many as 69 wanted drug dealers were charged under PIT-NDPS while a total of 425 peddlers have been arrested this year so far. Our efforts to protect youngsters from falling prey to drug addiction will continue,” he added.
Those arrested in connection to drug trafficking, he said had either been sent to Baramulla Sub-Jail or Srinagar Central Jail and that the police will stop at nothing to secure their conviction.
He said 2.670 kg brown sugar worth 3.47 crore, 4.527 kg heroin worth 6.33 crore, 11.808 kg charas worth 59.04 lakh and 198.692 kg poppy-straw worth 1. 29 crore have been recovered by the police in Baramulla district this year.
“Besides confiscating 3 houses of drug traffickers, we have also seized 31 vehicles used for supplying drugs from one place to another. Cash amounting Rs 1.13 crore has also been seized. The total market value of seized vehicles is Rs 12. 68 crore,” he added.
We have been rigorously campaigning against drug menace in the district and have succeeded in our sacred mission to a great extent. It’s an appeal to the general public to cooperate with the police in this direction and help us identify those poisoning our youth and contaminating the society, he said.
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