Punjab based resident arrested with heroin worth Rs 10 lakh

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 23: Keeping hawks eye over the persons indulged in ruining the future of the youth by making them drug addicts, Gandhi Nagar police under ‘Operation Sanjeevani’ launched by SSP Jammu Vivek Gupta arrested a Punjab based resident along with 200 grams of heroin worth Rs 10 lakh.
According to SP South Sandeep Choudhary, on specific information, a team from Gandhi Nagar Police Station apprehended a Punjab based resident along with 200 grams heroin valuing Rs 10 lakh.
The arrested person has been identified as Rakesh Kumar alias Bobby, son of Balbir Singh, a resident of Amritsar Punjab, he added.
SP further informed that a case under FIR Number 218/17 under Section 8/21/22 Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered at Police Station Gandhi Nagar and investigation started.
The entire operation was led by SDPO South Mohammad Rafiq Manhas and assisted by SHO Gandhi Nagar Dr Sunniya Wani and Incharge Digiana Police Post SI Pawan Dogra.
SP added that the concerned individual used to allegedly procure drugs from Punjab and supply the same in Jammu. 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. He termed this catch as an important milestone.
Choudhary further added that drugs are the single greatest threat to society. A large number of young men have fallen prey to drugs. This is an unfortunate truth that has to be accepted as a fact and has to be fought against head on. The volume of drugs being consumed is huge and despite many recoveries the situation is far from satisfactory because total eradication of drugs is the only way forward, he stated.
He was of the opinion that the accused arrested had been involved in drug dealing for quite some time and proper technical analysis played a great role in apprehending him.
He expressed that he was optimistic about winning this war. But the most important role in that direction has to be played by parents and schools. If young boys are getting into drugs at such early ages, there must be something wrong with the way we are grooming our children. Drug dealers exploit them by offering free drugs for trial and charge hefty amounts once the trial turns into addiction. Once these young boys become addicts they move towards crime and this turns into ugly spiral thefts, snatchings and more drugs.


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