Woman held with large cache of Alprazolam tablets in Katra, Reasi

Reasi police have seized a significant amount of Alprazolam tablets, commonly known by the brand name Xanax, and arrested a female suspect in a major crackdown on illegal drug trafficking. The operation, dubbed “Jeevandaan”, took place on May 20th based on a tip-off.

Acting swiftly on the intelligence, officers raided a location on Railway Road, Katra, and recovered a staggering 3020 Alprazolam tablets. Alprazolam is a prescription medication used for anxiety but can be abused for its sedative effects.

The arrested suspect has been identified as Laxmi Devi wife of Vishal Kumar, a resident of Yogashram Katra. A case (FIR No. 142/2024) under sections 8, 21, and 22 of the NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act has been registered at Katra police station.

“Today’s successful operation is a testament to our commitment to eradicating drug abuse and trafficking within our community,” stated SSP Reasi Mohita Sharma-IPS. “The recovery of these tablets and the arrest of the suspect are significant steps in our ongoing efforts to protect public health and safety.”

The police highlighted the dangers of misusing Alprazolam and its potential health risks. They reiterated their dedication to stopping the illegal drug trade and keeping such substances off the streets.

The suspect will face charges related to the possession and intent to distribute controlled substances. The police are continuing their investigation to uncover any further links to broader drug trafficking networks.

The District Police Headquarters in Reasi urged the community to stay vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the helpline number 9070907017. Public cooperation is seen as vital in the fight against drug-related crimes and ensuring a safe environment for all residents.