Kulgam : A District Level meeting of Narco Coordination Centre (NCORD) was on Wednesday held under the chairmanship of the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Kulgam, Viqar Ahmed Giri to discuss various measures aimed to curb the drug abuse and narcotic trade in the district.
Reviewing the action against the drug menace, ADC asked officers of all line departments to make coordinated efforts to contain the drug peddling and break the supply chain besides take stringent action against the persons involved in this dangerous trade.
During the meeting, threadbare discussion was also held on various issues related to penal action against drug peddlers including registration of FIR, arrests of peddlers and other stringent measures.
The chair was informed that multiple activities ranging from penal action to generation of awareness and massive poppy destruction drives were carried out across the district during the year.
Police authorities informed the chair that during the current month, 07 Drug Peddlers have been arrested and 07 FIRs have been lodged and 22 KG Poppy Straw, 400 Gram Charas have also been recovered.
Earlier, the ADC said that drug abuse is a serious problem that not only affects individuals, but also families and communities. He stated that it is essential to tackle the issue from multiple perspectives, including deterrence, treatment and enforcement.
On the occasion, the ADC stressed upon the Officers of all the line departments including Enforcement agencies to ensure better coordination in imposing greater deterrence to combat dangerous trade of drug-trafficking.
The meeting was attended by SDM-Noorabad Bashir Ul Hassan, SP, G.M Bhat, CEO Kulgam and other district officers and officials.