Police arrests 09 drug peddlers across Kashmir; Huge quantity of contraband substances recovered

Srinagar February 23 (KNS): Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in a series of actions have arrested nine (09) drug peddlers across Kashmir valley and recovered huge quantity of contraband substances from their possession.

In Baramulla, a police party of PS Kunzer during patrolling at Lalpora Kunzer, arrested two drug peddlers identified as Shahid Ahmad Wani son of Abdul Gani & Sameer Ahmad Rather son of Gh Mohammad Rather, both residents of Lalpora Kunzer. During search, 108 grams of charas was recovered from their possession. In another action, a police party of PS Baramulla at a checkpoint established at Dewanbagh Baramulla, arrested two drug peddlers identified as Shaib Showkat Mir son of Showkat Ahmad resident of Gousia Colony Azadgunj & Saqib Ibrahim Pir son of Mohd Ibrahim resident of Ladoora Rafiabad. During search, 215 grams of charas was recovered from their possession.

In Anantnag, a police party of PS Anantnag at a checkpoint established at Sarnal Bala Anantnag intercepted a vehicle bearing registration number JK18A-4445 with three persons on board. They have been identified as    Bilal Ahmed Dar son of Ghulam Qadir Dar resident of Chichdipora, Sajad Ahmed Khan son of Ghulam Nabi Khan resident of Rambirpora Mattan and Mehraj-ud-din Lone son of Ghulam Rasool Lone resident of Ashajipora. During checking, 29 Codeine Phosphate bottles were recovered from their possession. They have been arrested and vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized.

Similarly, in Kulgam a police party at a checkpoint established at Lowermunda Qazigund arrested a notorious drug peddler identified as Ubaid Ahmad Sofi son of Mohd Maqbool Sofi resident of Sangam Bijbehara. During checking, officers were able to recover 02 Kgs of charas from his possession.  Meanwhile at another checkpoint established at Damidulla Crossing, a police party of PP Frisal, arrested a drug peddler identified as Mohd Yaqoob Malik resident of Arwani Bijbehara. During search, 3.87 grams of Heroin was recovered from his possession.

All the accused persons have been shifted to respective police stations where they remain in custody. Cases under relevant sections of law have been registered and investigations have 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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