Police arrests 06 drug peddlers, psychotropic substances recovered

Srinagar May 07 (KNS): Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, police have arrested 6 drug peddlers in Baramulla, Budgam & Kulgam and recovered psychotropic substances from their possession.

In Baramulla, a police party led by SHO Police Station Pattan under the supervision of SDPO Pattan Shri Mohd Nawaz-JKPS at a checkpoint established at Chinar Crossing Pattan intercepted two suspicious persons who tried to flee but were apprehended tactfully. During checking, 210 SpasmoProxyvon Plus capsules and 7 Syrups of Codeine Phosphate were recovered from their possession. They have been identified as Shabir Ahmad Sheikh son of Farooq Ahmad Sheikh and Ashiq Ahmad Khanday son of Mohd Ramzan both residents of Bazar Mohalla Pattan.

Similarly, officers from PS Boniyar arrested a wanted drug peddler identified as Abdul Qayoom Ganie son of Ghulam Rasool Ganie resident of Trikanjan Boniyar during naka checking at Boniyar Market and recovered 45 grams of Brown Sugar like substance from his possession.

In Budgam, officers at a checkpoint established at Hyderpora Bypass Flyover intercepted a vehicle (Swift) bearing registration number JK01T-5282 with two persons on board. When police party signalled them to stop, the driver tried to flee from the spot but police party chased them and were apprehended tactfully. During checking, 24 bottles of psychotropic substance were recovered from their possession. They have been identified as Saleem Yousuf son of Mohammad Yousuf Dar resident of Syed Hyder Colony Hyderpora Srinagar and Fazil Iqbal son of Mohammad Iqbal Wani resident of Hyderpora.

In Kulgam, a Police party headed by SHO PS Kulgam during patrolling at Adpora crossing intercepted a suspicious person who tried to flee but was apprehended tactfully. During search, 11 Codeine Phosphate bottles were recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Sameer Ahmad Malik @Alias Gama son of Mohd Sikander Malik resident of Bongam, Kulgam.

All the accused persons have been arrested and shifted to respective police stations where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized.

Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in respective police stations and further investigation has been initiated.

Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddling in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.(KNS)

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