More than 5 quintals of Fuki seized in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Feb 26: Jammu and Kashmir police seized more than five quintals of fuki and arrested four people from south Kashmir last evening, official sources said.

They said police received information regarding smuggling of poppy husk (fuki) at village Homshalibugh Yaripora in Kulgam district of south Kashmir, on which a raid was carried out.

During the raid 550 kilograms of fuki was seized from three different places and four people were arrested, sources said.

Police also seized three poppy grinding machines during the raid, they added.

Meanwhile, a de-addiction camp would start functioning at Police Hospital in Police Control Room (PCR) here from March 1.

The centre will provide an opportunity for drug addicts and people misusing prescription drugs who want to get rid of the unhealthy habit.

Police have organised a number of de-addiction camps in different parts of the valley during the past two months which had evoked an encouraging response.

He said that in the camps, the centre would provide counselling and treatment to addicts besides admitting the chronic addicts, official spokesman said.

He said it had been decided to hire services of many prominent psychiatrists, physicians, clinical and social psychologists for treating the addicts.


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