Srinagar : Acting on crucial intelligence, a team of Drug Control Officers under the supervision of Deputy Drugs Controller Kashmir, Nighat Jabeen Shah, in collaboration with State Tax Officer Irshad Assad Jan and his team from State Tax Department Central Enforcement Srinagar (Airport), successfully intercepted a consignment of illegal
abortifacient kits at the Srinagar Airport cargo building.
Based on specific information, a joint team of officials conducted a thorough inspection of parcels arriving at the airport. Their vigilance paid-off when they identified a suspicious package containing abortifacient kits, estimated to be worth more than Rs. 3.0 lakh. The consignment was immediately seized and secured.
“This timely intervention has prevented the illegal circulation of these sensitive medicines within J&K ,” stated Deputy Drugs Controller, Kashmir.
Abortifacient kits are prescription drugs requiring specialized medical supervision for safe and responsible use. Unauthorized possession and sale of these drugs pose serious health risks to women and undermine established medical protocols.
The seized consignment is currently under investigation, and efforts are underway to identify the sender and intended recipient. Legal action will be initiated against all parties involved, as per the provisions of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940.
“This operation highlights the effective collaboration between the Drug Control Department and the Excise Department in safeguarding public health from the dangers of illegal drug trafficking,” Nighat Shah further emphasized.
“We remain committed to cracking down on such illegal activities and ensuring the safe and ethical distribution of all drugs within J&K .”
The Drug Control Department urges the public to be vigilant and report any suspected instances of illegal drug activity to the nearest authorities. By working together, we can create a safer and healthier environment for all citizens.