117 drug peddlers arrested, 15 booked under PSA in Budgam this year so far: Police

In its sustained efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from district Budgam, Police cracked down heavily against drug traffickers/ peddlers in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

The Police spokesman said, “During current year, Budgam Police has registered 66 FIRs under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act in which 117 persons have been arrested, 15 Vehicles were seized and among them 15 notorious drug peddlers have been detained under Public Safety Act (PSA).”

The details are reflected below:

Police Station Budgam:- 24 cases registered, 44 persons arrested, 08 Vehicle seized, 03 persons detained under PSA

Police Station Khansahib:- 03 cases registered, 15 persons arrested, 01 Vehicle seized, 01 Person detained under PSA

Police Station Magam:- 13 cases registered, 18 persons arrested, 03 Vehicles seized, 07 persons detained under PSA

Police Station Beerwah:- 13 cases registered, 21 persons arrested, 02 Vehicles seized,

Police Station Khag:- 05 cases registered, 08 persons arrested, 01 person detained under PSA

Police Station Charar Shareef:- 01 case registered, 02 persons arrested, 01 person detained under PSA

Police Station Chadoora:- 07 cases registered, 09 persons arrested, 01 Vehicle Seized,02 persons detained under PSA

Seizures made:

Charas = 4 Kgs and 753 Grams.

Spasmo Proxivon tablets = 4644 Tablets.

Codeine Phosphate = 353 Bottles.

Cannabis Powder = 108 Kg 380 Grams.

Heroin = 147 grams

Poppy Straw = 561 Kg and 400 Grams.

Cash recovered

cash amounting to Rs 3,03,355/= has been seized from arrested drug peddlers.

*Vehicles seized

15 vehicles used for commission of the crime have also been seized under NDPS , among these seized vehicles, one vehicle Wagon R bearing registration No.JK04G 1662 has been recommended for confiscation after proper enquiry conducted U/S 68 E of NDPS Act.

*Destruction of cultivation*

Illegal Bung/ Poppy cultivated on 18 Kanals and 7 Marlas of land has been destroyed.

Drug Awareness Programmes/Rallies: Higher Seondary School Ichgam

24.08.2022 at Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School Nagam Budgam

01.09.2022 at Govt Higher Secondary School Magam

12.09.2022 at Govt. Higher Secondary School Beerwah

29.09.2022 at Islamia Public Secondary School Kralpora

10.10.2022 at Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School Narbal

25.10.2022 at Spring Buds Higher Secondary School Ompora

31.10.2022 at Govt. Higher Secondary School Humhama

14.11.2022 at Govt. Higher Secondary School Shogapora

19.11.2022 “One day Workshop under the theme “School Based Education for Drug abuse prevention” at DPO Budgam.

29.11.2022 at Govt. Higher Secondary School Khanda Budgam

Rallies:

26-06-2022 Budgam to Budgam

06-09-2022 Khansahib to Khansahib

10-09-2022 Magam to Magam

26-11-2022 DC office to Budgam town

Counselling:

132 Drug addicts* have been given proper Counselling at Drug Deaddiction Centre District Police Lines Budgam as per following nomenclature:

January ..18

February ..25

March ..19

April ..16

May .. 14

June.. 05

July ..09

August.. 08

September.. 07

October.. 06

November.. 05

Total 132

Budgam Police reiterates it yet again to all community members to come forward with any information regarding drug peddling in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddler should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.

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