Police, Excise destroy cannabis in Sumbal

SUMBAL: Police and Excise department on Saturday launched a massive drive to eradicate the cannabis cultivation in jurisdiction of police sub division Sumbal.
A police team headed by Mehboob Banday SHO Sumbal and officials from Excise department destroyed large tracts of cannabis cultivation at Shilvat and Sumbal areas.
Banday said that local residents also participated in the drive, calling it a positive sign for eradication of this menace.
He said that the drive shall continue till destruction of last hemp plant in the area, and added that cultivators who extract cannabis from these plantations would be dealt firmly by the police