DDC Kashmir Seizes Drug-Laden Consignment Disguised As Medicines

Srinagar: In a significant operation, Nighat Jabeen, Deputy Drugs Controller in Kashmir, uncovered a consignment disguised as medicines.

The vigilant deputy controller, Nighat Jabeen and her team seized the shipment at Air Cargo Srinagar, acting swiftly upon receiving information from a tax officer and state excise officer.

According to a statement the Drugs Control Kashmir said “Upon reaching the Cargo Building, the team promptly seized the parcel. Upon inspection, the parcel was found to contain Tepentadol, a prescription opioid pain medication, with an estimated street value of Rs 35,000. This seizure represents a significant step in curbing the illegal trafficking of controlled substances in Jammu and Kashmir.”

“Jabeen expressed her appreciation for the prompt action and cooperation of the Sales Tax Officer and the Jammu and Kashmir Police in facilitating the successful seizure. She emphasized the importance of inter-departmental collaboration in combating the illegal drug trade and safeguarding public health.”

“We caught this consignment under an informed tip from Air Cargo Srinagar. After we received the information, we took immediate action on it, and my team reached there. “During inspection, we got to know that the names on the box didn’t match the actual recipient,” Mrs Nighat Jabeen said.

“This consignment was not for him. It was meant for an auto driver currently in lock-up with a misleading label of ‘ornaments’ on the outside. It was drugs on the inside because we have now experienced it,” she added.

This incident marks the fourth raid since last year, underscoring the persistent efforts to smuggle addictive drugs under the guise of innocent items.

Notably, a previous consignment, purportedly containing a nebulizer, unravelled to reveal addictive drugs valued at three and a half lakh rupees.

Further investigation is awaited.

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