Srinagar, October 11: Security forces have led massive war against terrorism and drug trafficking in Jammu and Kashmir so that the youth of our country remains safe. At least 453 people have been arrested for drug trafficking in Jammu till August this year in a bid to curb the growing menace.
The Inspector General of Police S D Singh Jamwal while doing a press conference on Tuesday said that at least 453 people have been arrested in Jammu till August this year. Notably, in a bid to curb drug trafficking police has seized large haul of narcotic substances including charas, brown sugar and heroine.
S D Singh Jamwal said that 379 cases were registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act during the same period. “The number of such cases registered in 2016 was 377 and in 2015 was 275,” he added.
Giving the detailed information in this, Jamwal said that among these 379 cases this year, the charge sheet has been filed in 210 cases while 168 cases are still under investigation and one case has not admitted. "A total of 453 persons were arrested under the NDPS Act till August end against 511 in 2016 and 307 in 2015," the IGP added.
IGP Jamwal said a total 568.94 kg of marijuana, 5610 kg of poppy straw and 4.4 kg of brown sugar were seized till August this year. “Similarly, 39.315 kg heroin was seized till August this year and other recoveries made from the arrested persons, included smack, opium, ganja and banned capsules and tablets,” Jamwal added.
Jamwal also noted that the police is patrolling around educational institutions to check drug use at every interval. He further stated that anti-drug drives are also launched frequently with the participation of students from schools and colleges along with social organizations to ensure public cooperation with law enforcing agencies.
Office Jamwal said, “Meanwhile, a drug de-addiction centre has already been established at Gulshan ground here and in Kathua, Rajouri and Udhampur where the number of youths are already turned in sports activities to divert their attention from drugs.”