Kupwara police today claimed to have recovered a huge quantity of drugs in Sogam area of Kupwara.
The arrested accused person has been identified as Zahoor Ahmad Wani son of Gh Rasool Wani of Lalpora, a teacher by profession.
Police said that a case under FIR No. 52/2017 u/s 8/21 NDPS Act in Police Station Sogam has been registered and started the investigation.
While briefing the media persons, Senior Superintendent of Police Kupwara, Shamsheer Hussain said that during the special drive against drug peddlers, the special team has so far recovered 11.6 Kgs of Charas, 2 Kgs of Heroine, 4.5 Kgs of Brown Sugar and huge quantity of codeine.
He added that more arrest and recoveries are expected in near future.
He also said that so far 31 accused involved in drug peddling/narcotic smugglers including four cross LoC narcotic smugglers have been arrested and investigation of cases registered is in progress.
SSP also said 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 to make the Kupwara drug free. Local people of the area have 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 of the area who are future of region.
SSP Kupwara also said that addicted youth should avail the free facilities of de-addiction created by J&K Police at de-Addiction Centre PCR Srinagar. In this regard he appealed the parents of addicted youth to come forward without any social stigma so that their future can be saved.