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Police arrest 6 persons every day in drug trafficking cases across J&K
12/5/2022 12:35:13 AM

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Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 4: In the terrorism-plagued Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the drug menace has emerged as the biggest threat as compared to the gun-wielding terrorists because Pakistan-based terror mentors are smuggling narcotics from across the border to spoil the younger generation.
The Union Territory is gripped with narco-terrorism as the international drug mafia is smuggling drugs through the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB). According to police the drug menace has now emerged as a “bigger enemy” and needs to be defeated by collective efforts.
Around 1200 cases related to drug trafficking have been registered and 2000 accused arrested in the Union Territory this year so far, indicating the magnitude of the problem.
Terrorism targets individuals but drugs affect families and society as a whole so cops have been taking the support of all sections of society to work collectively to put an end to this menace.
Like terrorism, the source of spreading the menace of drugs in J&K is Pakistan which has an evil intention to destroy the youth and generate funds for terror groups.
During the first meeting of the state-level committee of the narco coordination centre held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar it was informed that as per a consumption survey, Jammu and Kashmir has 6 lakh people affected by drug-related issues which are approximately 4.6% population of the Union territory of which 90% users are from 17-33 age group.
It was informed that Jammu and Kashmir is situated in close vicinity to the golden crescent which produces 80 percent of the world's opium and is considered the prime source of the illicit drug trade.
The meeting outlined broad project contours for tackling the drug menace in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
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