Srinagar: Continuing its drive to free the society from drug abuse and use of psychotropic substances, J&K Police, based on specific input, recovered a huge quantity of Codeine in Kupwara.
A teacher identified as Zahoor Ahmad Wani son of Ghulam Rasool Wani resident of Lalpora was apprehended with the stash of codeine and an FIR (No. 52/2017 under section 8/21 NDPS Act) was registered in Police Station Sogam.
SSP Kupwara, Shamsher Hussain, said that more arrests and recoveries were expected in near future “so as to bust the whole racket involved in sale of banned drugs and psychotropic substances”.
He further said that J&K Police is committed to eradicate the drug menace from the society which is one of the commandments of J&K Police for the year 2017. SSP Kupwara also appealed the local population to assist the police in its special drive so as eradicate drug menace. Moreover, he appealed general public that addicted youth be made to avail the free facilities of de-addiction established at de-Addiction Centre PCR Kashmir.
Residents of Kupwara eulogized the role of Police for launching effective campaign against drug peddlers and sale of psychotropic substances which according to locals are adversely affecting and involving the local youth, a statement issued by J&K police said.