1,700 drug peddlers arrested in Kashmir in 2022: Police


Nearly 1,700 alleged drug peddlers were arrested in Kashmir in 2022 as part of a concerted drive against the substance abuse in the Valley which has assumed alarming proportions, police said on Tuesday.

A huge quantity of contraband substances, cash, arms and ammunition were also recovered during this period, he said.

“Police in Kashmir valley have registered 1,021 cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, arrested 1,685 drug peddlers including 138 notorious drug peddlers who have been detained under PIT-NDPS Act during 2022,” a police spokesman said.