171 drug peddlers arrested, 95 cases were registered: Police

Asian Mail

Srinagar: Baramulla police registered 95 cases in the district during the first five months of this year and arrested 171 drug dealers, including 44 hardcore ones under the Narco Act and recovered contraband substances substances worth 51.62 Crores from the fist five months of this year so far.

In a statement issued to Asian Mail, Police spokesman said that the properties of 16 notorious drug peddlers worth Rs 5.5 crore were also attached during this period.
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He further stated that 95 drug peddlers were booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and 44 hard-core ones under Prevention of Illicit Traffic (PIT-NDPS) Act. In addition, 15 vehicles used for activities were also seized in the district during the five months of this year.

Meanwhile, Police have also recovered contraband and psychotropic substances worth Rs 51.62 crores in the black market, including brown sugar (8.26 kg) worth Rs 50.73 crores, heroin (661 grammes) worth Rs 85.93 lakhs, charas (4.08 kg) worth Rs 32.68 lakhs, cannabis powder (62.60 kg) worth Rs 41.77 lakhs, spasmo proxyvon plus 1020 tablets worth Rs 70000, and phosphate 71 Syrups Rs 19000.

“Due to sustained action by Police, heroin cases have seen continuous reduction and there is a steep dip in instances of usage of heroin in Baramulla,” he added.

Police have also urged the people to come forward with any information regarding drug peddling in their neighbourhood.

“Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt with as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of the drug menace,” reads the statement.

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