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Recently Deputy Commissioner Srinagar has asked the police to keep proper vigil around suspected spots of drug peddlers so that youth are saved from this menace.

He laid emphasis on maintaining a proper database of the victims of the substance abuse particularly at Drug De-addiction Centres and Addiction Treatment Facility centres in order to ensure their follow-up and rehabilitation measures.

He was given feedback by the members of the Committee including Superintendent of Police, Incharge Drug De-addiction Centre SMHS Hospital, Incharge ATF, SKIMS Bemina, Deputy Drug Controller and other enforcement agencies, who presented the latest report related to action taken against drug addiction and drug trafficking in Srinagar District.

The Superintendent of Police apprised the meeting that as many as 107 cases have been registered in Srinagar District during current year and 186 drug peddlers have been arrested (including 16 PITs and 2 PSA). In addition, huge quantity Contra Band substance were also seized/recovered including 108.52 gms of brown sugar, 17.07 kgs Heroin, 11.81 Kgs of Charas, 19.5 Kgs of Fuki, 1361 PSY syrup bottles, 41812 PSY capsules/tablets, besides illicit cultivation of 11.46 Kgs Ganja, 2.16 quintals of bang/poppy straw/cannabises were destroyed, in addition, to the cash recovery of Rs 26.46 lakh from the drug peddlers.

He was informed that the Excise Department has destroyed wild bang spread over 350 kanals of land in Srinagar District, besides illicit poppy cultivation over 12.5 kanals of land during the current year.

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