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16 drug peddlers arrested in Baramulla in Jan, says official

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Waris Fayaz

Baramulla, Feb 01 : The first month of this year has witnessed 12 NDPS cases with arrest of 16 drug peddlers and seizure of cash and banned drugs in Baramulla in north Kashmir, an official said.

A senior police official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that at least 10 cases under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) have been filed in January this year in Baramulla alone.

He said that 13 drug suppliers/peddlers were arrested and a haul of narcotics approximately worth 20.25 lakhs were recovered in the district.

Sharing police station wise details, the official said that five cases under NDPS were filed in Pattan police station, two each in Uri and Sheeri police stations and one in Kreeri.

It said that 117 grams of Heroin, 25 grams of Brown Sugar, 664 grams of cannabis, 3 kg poppy straw and 23 kg and 700 grams of cannabis powder were seized.

Three drug peddlers were arrested along with contraband substances in 2 NDPS cases at Police station Tarzoo in Sopore.

The official asked senior citizens to play their role for a healthy society saying without public support and cooperation, the fight against drug menace is impossible.

“Our aim is to make Baramulla a drug-free district. We need your support. Reach out to us and share inputs on drug peddlers. Your identity will be kept confidential,” the official added—(KNO)

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