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Srinagar: Sensitizing about the dangerous use of drugs, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole Saturday said that the situation in Kashmir is as bad as in Punjab as the use of drugs by youth has reached a dangerous level here. The Div Com said this, while chairing an awareness programme on drug abuse organized jointly by Muslim Waqf Board and Excise Department at Old Zero Bridge, here. The programme, among others was attended by CEO…

Anantnag: The Jammu and Kashmir on Monday claimed to have seized huge consignment of Codeine phosphate and arrested one person during naka checking in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. An official told news agency KNS that police station Anantnag seized a huge quantity of Codeine phosphate during naka checking at Mehandi Kadal yesterday. He said that a case FIR No. 25/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in police station Anantnag and one accused…

Kulgam: Jammu and Kashmir police claimed to have arrested three women drug peddlers in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district and recovered contraband substance from their possession. Officers while patrolling in Bus stand area of Qazigund Kulgam intercepted three suspicious women, all residents of Cheema Wadi Amritsar, Punjab.  During checking, officers were able to recover 25kgs of poppy straw from their possession. They have been arrested and a case FIR No. 326/2020 under relevant sections of law…

145 arrests made this year so far Srinagar: Police on Sunday said that 553 persons were arrested in different drug-related activities in the last six years in the summer capital of Srinagar. Around one hundred fifty such arrests were this year alone. In an official handout, police said that it has been “very successful” in controlling the drug peddling in tough times of COVID and has a “very good record of unearthing the drug network…

Awantipora: Anti-narcotic Task Force (ANTF) on Friday claimed to have seized contraband substance worth 1.5 crores from an alleged ‘notorious drug dealer’ at Malangpora Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. A statement in this regard issued reads that on receipt of specific information about a drug smuggling bid being carried out by a notorious drug dealer in a Maruti Suzuki car bearing Registration number JK-18 8056, the ANTF team swung into action and intercepted the…