3 drug peddlers arrested in Bla, Kulgam: Police

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 In a continuous crackdown against drug dealings and to tighten the nose of drug peddlers, Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested three drug peddlers in Baramulla & Kulgam and recovered psychotropic substance from their possession.

Besides, an absconding notorious drug peddler who was evading his arrest from last 03 years has been arrested in Kulgam, a police spokesman said in a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

A Police party of PS Baramulla during patrolling at Janbazpora Baramulla arrested 02 drug peddlers identified as Mohd Arif Magray son of Mohd Ayoub Magray resident of Chakloo & Sameer Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Hamid resident of Janbazpora, police said.

During the search, 143 banned capsules (SPS PHEN Plus) were recovered from their possession. They have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody, police said, adding that accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered at PS Baramulla and investigation has been initiated.

In Kulgam, a police party of PS Devsar at a checkpoint established at Chambgund Crossing, intercepted a suspicious person carrying a polythene bag who on noticing police party tried to flee from the spot but was apprehended tactfully. He has been identified as Rayees Ahmad Mir son of Mohammad Rajab Mir resident of Malwan. During search, officers were able to recover 05 Kgs of Grinded Cannabis and 110 grams of Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody, police added.

Regarding the incident, police said that a case under FIR number 36/2023 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Devsar and investigation has been initiated.

Meanwhile, Police have arrested an absconder who was evading his arrest and was involved in case FIR No. 292/2020 of Police Station Qazigund. Acting promptly following an information regarding his presence, a special police party from Police Station Qazigund led by SHO Qazigund raided the specified location at Khargund, Kulgam and arrested the absconding notorious drug peddler namely Gulzar Ahmad Lone son of Ghulam Hassan Lone resident of Khargund who was evading his arrest from last three years. He has been shifted to Police Station Qazigund where he remains in custody, police said.

It is pertinent to mention here that he was the main kingpin of supplying the drugs especially among the youth of Kulgam, police said.

“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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