3 drug peddlers arrested: Police

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Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday said to have arrested three drug peddlers in Kulgam & Handwara and recovered contraband substances from their possession.

“In Kulgam, a police party led by Incharge Police Post Frisal at a checkpoint established near Tengbal Crossing intercepted a vehicle (Tata Indigo Manza Car) bearing registration No. PB08BT-5230 with two persons on board,” a police spokesman said in a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

During search, officers were able to recover 10 Kgs of Poppy Straw like contraband substance filled in two nylon Sacs from the said vehicle. They have been identified as Surjit Singh son of Dula Singh resident of Raipur Gujjra Bitlan Jalandhar Punjab and Abid Ahmad Ganie son of Abdul Aziz Ganie resident of Frisal. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in commission of crime has also been seized, police said.

“In Handwara, a police party led by SHO PS Qalamabad under the supervision of SDPO Handwara at a checkpoint established at Qalamabad market intercepted a suspicious person who tried to flee but was apprehended tactfully. During search, 200 grams of charas like substance concealed within maize covers was recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Nadeem Ahmed Mir, son of Gh Rasool Mir, resident of Chanjmola Zachaldara Handwara. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Qalamabad where he remains in custody,” police said.

Accordingly, police said that cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective police stations and further investigation has 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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