Jammu Police arrests 3 drug peddlers with heroin worth crores, cash

Jammu, March 23: In a major breakthrough police have arrested three drug peddlers with heroin worth crores and cash here in Trikuta Nagar area.
“We have arrested three narcotic smugglers with huge consignment of heroin worth crores in international market and cash on Friday,” Superintendent of Police, South Jammu, Sandeep Chaudhary here told reporters.
He said that the accused identified as Kulbir Singh alias Kheer, resident of Rani Bagh, Jammu, Paramjeet Singh alias Pamma, resident of Karalian, Samba and Sandeep Singh, resident of Chowadhi, Jammu have been arrested with 1800 grams heroin near Channi Pooli, Trikuta Nagar and cash worth R 2,35,000.
“Arrested persons used to allegedly procure drugs from Poonch and supply the same in Jammu,” said the SP adding that further investigation is being conducted to pinpoint his contact persons in Jammu through whom he used to get the drugs peddled to youth in Jammu.
Terming this catch as an important mile stone, Chaudhary added that drugs are the single greatest threat to our society.
A large number of young men have fallen prey to drugs and this is an unfortunate truth that has to be accepted as a fact and has to be fought against head on, he asserted.
“We are optimistic in winning this war against drugs but the most important role in that direction has to be played by parents and schools,” he said adding that drug dealers exploit them by offering free drugs for trial and charge hefty amounts once the trial turns into addiction.
He further added that the challenge is huge as the volume is very high and in the past one year, 155 FIRs have been registered under various sections of NDPS Act in South Zone.