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Drug trafficking on rise in J&K, 2100 held in past 15 months

Drug trafficking on rise in J&K, 2100 held in past 15 months

Jammu: The drug trafficking on rise in Jammu and Kashmir as 2100 drug dealers were arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police in last 15 months.

 “Pakistan is responsible for pumping drugs in Jammu and Kashmir,” an official told The Dispatch. Last year, Director General of Police (DGP) also informed that the Majority of the drugs being pumped into Jammu and Kashmir came from Pakistan to finance terror activities and asserted that the police were working to block the supply chain to rid the region of the menace.

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 “On an average five drug traffickers are being apprehended every day in the J&K,” an official told The Dispatch.   

If credible sources are to be believed , 100 cases of drug trafficking are being registered in the J&K in every month.

 “In the last 15 months, 1450 cases of drug trafficking have been registered and 2100 smugglers were arrested,” they informed.   

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They further said mor than 160 quintals of heroin sent from Pakistan to Jammu and Kashmir were seized. Apart from this, they said more than 250 quintals of bhuki, 600 quintal Ganja were recovered.

PSA imposed on 35 smugglers

Drug smuggling has become so serious in the J&K that PSA was imposed on 35 drug traffickers in 15 months. On behalf of the police, the administration was told that these people have become a threat to the society.

Network of drug smuggling

Pakistan is using Jammu and Kashmir as a transit for drug smuggling. Pakistan is sending heroin and charas through LoC in Jammu, Samba, Kathua border and Rajori, Poonch, Bandipora, Baramulla, Kupwara.

Its smuggling includes OGWs working for  militants and smugglers from Jammu, Punjab, Srinagar, Nepal, Bihar, Bengal.

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 These people are smuggling intoxication by transferring money online. Pakistan is also using drones to send consignments.

ANTF activated for investigation

Narco terrorism and drug trafficking have increased so much from across the J&K that the police has to form a separate Anti-Narcotics Task Force (ANTF) for this.

 

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