3 drug peddlers arrested in Kupwara's Trehgam, contraband substance recovered: Police

Srinagar, Feb 10 (KNS): The Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday claimed to have arrested three drug peddlers and recovered 65 grams of charas from their possession in Trehgam area of Kupwara district. 

According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Kupwara Police during a naka checking at Trehgam Market apprehended 03 notorious drugs peddlers namely Noorul Hassan Bhagat of Trehgam, Mohammad Ashraf Ganai alias Ashtar and Mohammad Aslam Malik--both residents of Rampora, Hayan and recovered about 65 gms of Charras like substance from their possession. 

The statement reads that it was a routine naka laid by SI Qudrat Ali under the supervision of DySP Headquarters Rashad Younis in Trehgam Market when the trio was seen suspiciously moving in the area. 

"As they are already known to be notorious persons dealing in clandestinely peddling narcotics, they were inquired about their movement and searched, on which recovery of narcotics was made from their individual possession. A case FIR No.08/22, u/s 8/20 NDPS Act has been registered in PS Trehgam and investigation has been taken up."  

Meanwhile, Police appealed to the general public to cooperate in sharing information related to drug abuse so that appropriate steps can be initiated and a drug free environment is created. (KNS)

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