2 drug peddlers arrested in Kulgam: Police

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 Jammu and Kashmir Police in Kulgam have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession.

A police party headed by SHO Police Station Qazigund at a checkpoint established at Shampora Crossing, arrested two drug peddlers identified as Khalid Mohammad son of Bashir Ahmad Itoo resident of Kurigam and Balvinder Singh son of Soran Singh resident of Behri Gurdaspora, Punjab, a police spokesman said in a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

During search, 05 Kgs of Poppy Straw concealed in nylon bag was recovered from their possession. They have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody, police said.

Accordingly, police said that a case under FIR number 139/2023 under relevant sections of law has been registered at PS Qazigund and investigation has been initiated.

“We urge the common masses that if you witness drug peddling or any other crime anywhere near you, feel free to contact nearest police establishment or dial 112. People are requested to cooperate with police in curbing the menace of drugs from the society. We reassure the community members that police will act tough against the criminals as per law,” police said

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