Curbing Narcotic Smuggling
News Kashmir Analysis
Drug trafficking or narcotic smuggling is among the major issues faced by the humanity. Kashmir valley too has got ruined by the vices of drug addiction especially the younger generation. By definition the term Narcotic means powerful illegal drug that affects your mind in a harmful way. The word smuggling means to take things into or out of a country secretly in a way that is not allowed by the law; to take a person or a thing secretly into or out of a place. This drug trafficking or narcotic smuggling is destroying our youth by supply of drugs.
Now both in Jammu and Kashmir, and at National level the actions against this narcotic smuggling are becoming more active and coordinated.
The special wing of J&K Police, Anti-Narcotics Task Force (ANTF) has launched a major crackdown in Jammu and Kashmir in a coordinated manner to curb narcotics smuggling with the arrest of over 1232 drug peddlers and lodging of 867 FIRs in the first quarter of 2021-2022.
The ANTF and J&K Police’s drive against drug peddling foiled many attempts of the inter-state drug peddlers with timely inputs provided by the intelligence agencies.
61.02 kg of heroin was seized in the first three quarters of 2022 and 6.03 kg of heroin was seized in the first quarter of 2021,” the official data revealed indicating a steep rise in heroin smuggling cases during the first quarter of 2022.
On National level,
About 175 persons allegedly involved in drug smuggling have been arrested in different parts of the country in an operation led by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in close coordination with the Interpol, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and the police forces.
The multi-phase exercise code-named “Operation Garuda” has been launched to dismantle the drug smuggling networks with international linkages through coordinated enforcement actions across the world, through the Interpol.
On worrying side though,Drug trafficking through sea routes in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, estimated to account for around 70% of the total illegal drugs smuggled into India, poses a major challenge for law enforcement agencies, according to the latest annual report of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). The use of maritime routes by international drug syndicates based in Pakistan and Afghanistan is only expected to increase, it said.
Anti- Narcotics Task Force ANTF a specialized unit of J&K police to check the rising menace of drugs, has arrested 1,232 drug peddlers and lodged 867 FIRs since its inception in 2020. During the period, the ANTF also foiled many attempts of the inter-state drug peddlers with timely inputs provided by the intelligence agencies.
The hope on ground zero is that across Jammu and Kashmir and in entire country the narcotic smuggling would be crushed.