2 drug peddlers arrested in Ganderbal: Police

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Jammu and Kashmir Police in Ganderbal on Monday claimed to have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered contraband substances from their possession.

A Police party of PS Ganderbal at a checkpoint established at Saloora, arrested a notorious drug peddler identified as Waseem Ahmad Bhat @Kulcha son of Gh Mohammad Bhat resident of Wanipora Saloora. During search, 33 strips of banned drugs (Doltemm-100) were recovered from his possession, a police spokesman said in a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

Similarly, a Police party of PS Sonamarg at a checkpoint established at Naka Shutkadi, intercepted a vehicle (Alto-800) bearing registration number JK04E-9332 driven by Manzoor Ahmad Reshi son of Ab Rehman Reshi resident of Haripora Bonzail Kangan. During search, poppy straw was recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and the vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized, police said.

Accordingly, police said that cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective police stations 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,” police said

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