Two drug peddlers arrested in Kupwara, narcotics recovered: Police

Kupwara, Apr 03 (KNS): In yet another breakthrough on its continuous efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Kupwara Police has arrested two notorious drug peddlers and recovered contraband narcotics from their possession.

According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), the duo was arrested by a team of Police Station Kupwara led by SHO Rafiq Lone under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Rashid Younis who had laid a naka at Herri Market, Kupwara. 
The statement reads that during the checking,  Police team apprehended two persons namely Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh son of Ab Rashid Sheikh of Meelyal, Kralpora and Mohd Anwar Shah son of Vilayat Shah, a resident of Dardpora, Kralpora who were moving under suspicious circumstances and tried to evade police presence. 
“During their personal search, brown sugar like narcotics substance weighing 22 grams was recovered from their possession. During initial questioning they disclosed that they were contacted by some addicts of Kupwara and were on way to deliver the drugs to them to earn money,” it reads. 
It reads that taking cognisance of the matter, Police has registered a case FIR No.75/2022 under section 8/21 NDPS Act in PS Kupwara against the duo. “Some more arrests in the case can not be ruled out  in the coming days.”
It reads that Kupwara Police once again appeals the general public to cooperate in sharing the information related to drug abuse so that appropriate steps can be initiated and a drug free environment is created. (KNS)

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