Police in the Bandipora area have arrested 72 drug dealers and filed 58 cases so far this year, seizing assets valued at INR 7,970,712 in the process.
According to information obtained by the news outlet Kashmir News Observer (KNO), 72 people have been detained and eight have been charged under the PIT NDPS Act in 58 separate incidents.
Out of a total of 58 instances, 49 have resulted in official charges, while the other nine are still being looked at.
The police said they have seized assets worth a total of INR 7,970,712; this includes immovable property worth INR 4,400,000 in the form of land, mobile goods of INR 135,000, and INR 2,220,000 in confiscated bank accounts.
The police reported seizing INR 81,925 in cash and 110 bottles of produced narcotics, 1,184 pills, and 70 kilogrammes of cannabis and cannabis derivatives, 43 kilogrammes of opium and opium derivatives, 65 grammes of heroin and brown sugar, and more.
A high-ranking police official has said that eliminating the drug problem is a primary priority. “We’re working tirelessly to not only apprehend offenders, but also to raise awareness and offer support to those seeking recovery,” he added. Every gramme of illegal drugs taken off the streets is one person’s life that doesn’t have to be ruined by their addiction. We won’t stop until the school system is drug-free.