2 drug peddlers arrested in Kulgam: Police

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Jammu & Kashmir police on Saturday said to have arrested two drug peddlers in Kulgam and recovered contraband substance from their possession.

A police party led by Incharge Police Post Mirbazar at a specific checkpoint established at Malpora Chowk intercepted a vehicle (Tata Mobile) bearing registration number JK02-2950 with two persons on board, a police spokesman said in a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

During the search, officers were able to recover 10Kgs of Poppy Straw like contraband substance from the said vehicle, police said and identified them as Abdul Qayoom Gojree son of Mohd Masheer Gojree resident of Pawan-Pur Bidda, Reasi and Showkat Ali Malik son of Mohd Shafi Malik resident of Daman, Kathua.

“They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in commission of crime have also been seized,” police said.

In this regard, police said that a case under FIR number 188/2023 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Qazigund and further investigation has been taken up.

“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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