198 cases registered, 305 drug peddlers arrested in Bla during current year: Police

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‘Two bank accounts of notorious drug peddler freezed in Bandipora’

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday said to have registered 198 cases under NDPS act, arrested 305 drug peddlers and attached property of drug smugglers worth lacs during the current year in district Baramulla.

Moreover, two bank accounts of a notorious drug peddler have been freezed in Bandipora. Moreover, Police carried out a bung destruction drive in Bandipora, a police spokesman said in a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

“Police in Baramulla have arrested 305 drug smugglers including 45 most wanted drug smugglers while 35 habitual drug peddlers have been booked under PIT-NDPS/PSA. Police have also recovered contraband worth crores (value of contraband in black market). Besides, Police have attached properties worth 68.05 lacs of drug smugglers which includes 2 houses, 2 vehicles & cash amount of Rs 41.72 lacs in Pattan, Kreeri & Kamalkote areas of Baramulla district,” police said.

“Meanwhile in Bandipora, Police have frozen two bank accounts having savings of Rs 23,174 belonging to a notorious drug peddler namely Irshad Ahmad Wani son of Habib Ullah Wani resident of Bangar Mohalla Hajin under NDPS Act. All these savings were illegally acquired through the sale of narcotic drugs,” the statement said.

Moreover, Police along with Excise Department carried out Bhung destruction drive in village Buthoo & its adjacent areas in the jurisdiction of PS Bandipora and destroyed Bhung cultivation on 03 Kanals of forest land, police said.

“Community members are requested 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 peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace,” police said

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