Srinagar: Continuing with its drive to free the society from drug abuse and use of psychotropic substances, J&K Police based on specific input has 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 codeine and accordingly case FIR No. 52/2017 under section 8/21 NDPS Act was registered in Police Station Sogam
SSP Kupwara Shri Shamsher Hussain said that more arrests and recoveries are 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 should avail the free facilities of de-addiction established at de-Addiction Centre PCR Kashmir.
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.