Interstate drug mafia targeting school kids in Jammu: Police

Even as the police claimed to have arrested the three accused involved in the death of Divya and supply of drugs to youth in Jammu region, it is still enquiring about the involvement of others in the drug racket.

hidden December 19, 2014 19:23:54 IST
Interstate drug mafia targeting school kids in Jammu: Police

Jammu: An investigation by the Jammu and Kashmir police has revealed that school-going children here have become the target of an interstate drug mafia.

"Initially the drug is gifted to these children but when these kids get addicted to these intoxicants, the drug suppliers charge a huge sum from these kids," a senior police officer told PTI. He said the drug dealers, target children from well-to-do families as these kids can spend huge sum on the contraband.

Interstate drug mafia targeting school kids in Jammu Police

Representative image. Agencies.

"When the kids from these well-to-do families get addicted to these drugs, these dealers charge something from Rs 6,000 to Rs 10,000 for each gram of drug they sell to these kids," the officer said. Police came to know about the penetration of the interstate drug racket in Jammu region after a girl identified as Divya Manhas died due to overdose of drugs.

Even as the police claimed to have arrested the three accused involved in the death of Divya and supply of drugs to youth in Jammu region, it is still enquiring about the involvement of others in the drug racket.

"Police arrested Vikram Singh and Rubail Sharma, residents of Jammu who were supplying drugs to Divya. One Yashjeet alias Kalia, resident of Himachal Pradesh, who is the kingpin of the interstate drug racket was also arrested in connection with the death of Divya," SSP, Crime, Mubassir Latifi said.

PTI

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