Over 1,600 suspected drug peddlers were arrested in Jammu and Kashmir in 2020, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh said on Friday, asserting that narcotics is the biggest challenge after terrorism in the union territory. Of these, 35 drug peddlers were booked under the Public Safety Act, he said. It poses a challenge on the policing front as well as the civil society front, Singh said.
The DGP said 152.18 kg heroin, 563.61 kg cannabis, and 22,230.48 kg opium and poppy derivatives among others were seized during the year.
The DGP said narco-terrorism modules were busted in Handwara, Budgam and Arnia in Jammu.