5 drug peddlers arrested in Kashmir: Police

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 Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested five drug peddlers in Kulgam & Baramulla and recovered contraband substances from their possession.

In Kulgam, a police party headed by In-charge Police Post Navyug Tunnel Qazigund during its routine patrolling near Navyug Tunnel Qazigund intercepted a suspicious vehicle (Santro) bearing registration number CH03R-3855 with four persons onboard, a police spokesman said in a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

During the search of the vehicle, 830 grams of Charas-like contraband substance was recovered. They have been identified as Sher Aalam Khan son of Nawab Khan & Sohail Ahmad Khan son of Shahzad Ahmad Khan, both residents of Dadoo Marhama, Anantnag, Ashraf Ali son of Noor Mohammad resident of Dandal Udhampur and Makhan Lal son of Hans Raj resident of Ossu Udhampur. They have been arrested and shifted to a police station where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in commission of crime was also seized, police said.

In Baramulla, acting on a specific information that one person namely Zubair ul Islam son of Ghulam Mohiuddin Dar resident of Tantraypora Palhallan Pattan has hoarded narcotic substances at his residential house, police said.

Accordingly, a police party of Police Post Palhallan under the supervision of SDPO Pattan along with a concerned Magistrate raided the specific location. During search of the house, 9.2 Kgs of Grinded Poppy Straw like contraband substance was recovered and seized. He has been arrested and shifted to a police station where he remains in custody, police said.

Regarding the incidents, police said that cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in 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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