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War against drugs to continue in J-K: DGP

Statesman News Service | Jammu |

Declaring that war against the menace of drug smuggling and abuse will continue, the J&K Director General of Police SP Vaid on Sunday said that 1213 drug peddlers have been arrested and more than 314 kgs of heroin and charas seized in the state this year.

Vaid, who was talking to media persons in Srinagar about the achievements of the police during the year, said “our fight against drugs has yielded good results and it will continue with momentum”. As many as 888 cases have been registered against drug peddlers during the year.

Vaid said that 16 notorious peddlers and 18 criminals have been booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA).
Giving details, Vaid said 174 kgs of charas, 140 kgs heroin, 8259 kgs of poppy straw, 201 kgs ganja, 247341 intoxicating capsules, 8149 opium derivatives and 12913 codeine phosphate bottles were seized across Jammu and Kashmir.

He said that the police was reviewing cases against about 5500 stonepelters against whom cases were registered in Kashmir during 2016 and 2017. Amnesty has already been given to 4300 first time stone pelters.
Vaid said there was decline in the trend of local youths joining militancy and atleast 75 youths were prevented from joining terrorist ranks.

Vaid said he was proud of achievements of the Jammu and Kashmir police personnel, whose efforts have brought laurels. The work and dedication of our police have been recognised by the citizens of the country and top functionaries of the government.

The DGP said that the CID wing of the police did record number of 130011 passport verifications, 20768 service verifications, 2163 LOC permits, 369 LOC trade verifications during the year.