Srinagar, November 15: Jammu and Kashmir police have seized tonnes of different contraband drugs and arrested 60 drug peddlers in the two months of September and October in the year 2017. Drugs seized by Jammu and Kashmir police consisted of charas, bhang, fukki, poppy straw and brown sugar etc.
Notably, in the month of September and October this year tonnes of different contraband drugs were seized and 60 drug peddlers were arrested from different parts of Jammu and Kashmir. However, South Kashmir has emerged as a hub of the contraband drugs as more than 712 kg of different drugs have been seized in Pulwama district of South Kashmir.
The 712 kg of drugs seized in Pulwama district includes 244 kilograms of cannabis powder, 43 Kilograms of cannabis leaves and a large quantity of poppy straw and other drug derivatives. Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police Dr. Shesh Paul Vaid said, “Drugs is a bigger threat than terrorism. We are waging a war against it and we seek people’s cooperation in eradicating it from the state.”
In the year 2016, 312 drug peddlers were arrested with tones of drugs. According to the official figure, 64 kilograms of charas, 7.5 kilograms of charas powder, 194 kilograms of bhang and bhang dust, 925 kilograms of fukki, 915 kilograms of poppy straw and 3.75 kilograms of brown sugar were seized in the year 2016 from different parts of Jammu and Kashmir. Similarly, in the year 2015 police had registered 375 cases and arrested 442 people and 13 others have been booked under PSA.