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Police arrests 343 drug peddlers, attaches property worth Crores in Baramulla

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Srinagar: Police arrested 343 drug peddlers including 80 most wanted and attached property worth crores during the current year in Jammu Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Among the 343 drug smugglers 213 have been booked under Narcotic Drugs and Psychographic Substances (NDPS) Act while as 54 habitual drug peddlers booked under PIT- NDPS/PSA besides recovered contraband worth Crores (value of contraband in black market), a police statement said on Friday.

Baramulla Police has also attached properties worth Rs 2.1 Crore of drug smugglers which includes 3 houses, 3 vehicles & cash to the tune of Rs1.2 Crores in Pattan, Kreeri, Nambla & Kamalkote areas.

Moreover the Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators (SAFEM) Forfeiture of Property (FOP) & NDPSA, New Delhi confirmed attachment of property (Illegal acquired property by Drug Smugglers) orders of Baramulla Police at Pattan & Kreeri in which house and vehicle was attached.

Baramulla Police affirmed its commitment to act tough against the drug smugglers and with regard to attachment of movable/ immovable property which has been raised/ used for illicit trafficking by the drug smugglers in the district.

Police have also requested general People of the district to come forward with the information of drug peddlers in their areas (identity will be kept confidential) in order to support police to eradicate menace of drugs from the society.

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