Psychotropic Drugs Seized At Srinagar Int’l Airport

Psychotropic Drugs Seized At Srinagar Int’l Airport

Srinagar, Feb 21 (GNS): A consignment of Psychotropic drugs was on Wednesday seized at Sheikh-ul-Alam International Airport in Srinagar.

“Acting on intelligence the Drug Control Department in collaboration with the Sales Tax Central Enforcement Airport Wing and with active support from DTDC Express courier firm, seized a consignment containing 190 strips of the psychotropic drug Tapentadol at the Cargo Terminal of Srinagar International Airport on February 21, 2024,” reads a statement issued to GNS.

The estimated street value of the seized drugs, as per the statement, is approximately ₹66,500.

“The Department of Drug Control has adopted a zero-tolerance policy towards drug abuse,” stated Irfana Ahmad Joint Drugs Controller. “This successful operation demonstrates our unwavering commitment to curbing the illegal trade of such harmful substances within our jurisdiction.”

“The origin and intended destination of the consignment are currently under investigation. Authorities are working diligently to trace the source and identify those involved in this illegal activity”, reads the statement.

“We commend the collaborative efforts of the Drug Control Department, Sales Tax Central Enforcement Airport Wing, and active support of DTDC Express in preventing these drugs from reaching their intended recipients,” said the spokesperson.

“Such coordinated action is crucial in combating the menace of drug trafficking and protecting our communities.’ The investigation into this case is ongoing, and further details will be released as they become available. The case will be brought its logical end as per the provisions of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940”, reads the statement further. (GNS)

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