6 drug peddlers arrested in Kashmir: Police

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Jammu & Kashmir police on Saturday said to have arrested six drug peddlers, smugglers in Baramulla & Budgam and recovered contraband substances from their possession.

In Baramulla, a police party led by SHO Police Station Baramulla under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Baramulla Altaf Ahmad Khan at a checkpoint established at Khanpora Baramulla intercepted a suspicious person who tried to flee from the spot but was apprehended tactfully by the alert police party, a police spokesman said in a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

During the search, 60 grams of Charas like contraband substance concealed in a bag was recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Ab Hameed Sheikh son of Ab Khaliq Sheikh resident of Boniyar, police said.

Meanwhile, a police party led by SHO Police Station Baramulla under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Baramulla Altaf Ahmad Khan at a checkpoint established at Kralhar new Railway Station Crossing Baramulla intercepted a suspicious person who tried to flee from the spot but was apprehended tactfully by the alert police party, police said.

During search, 30 grams of brown sugar-like contraband substance concealed in a bag was recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Safan Shafi Zargar son of Mohammad Shafi Zargar resident of Kanispora Baramulla, the spokesman said.

In Budgam, during cordon and search operation (CASO) at village Danseera, a police party from Police Station Beerwah apprehended 03 persons identified as Junaid Ahmed Dar son of Gh Mohi Din Dar resident of Danseera Beerwah, Adil Ahmed Ganaie son of Lt. Gh Ahmad Ganaie and Nasir Ali Dar son of Ali Mohd Dar both residents of Sonapah Beerwah Budgam. Upon their personal search, 50 sticks of charas like substance along with three (03) mobile phones were recovered from their possession, police said.

Similarly, police said that specific information was received by the Police Station Beerwah that one person namely Abdul Ahad Wani son of Mohammad Subhan Wani resident of Pethkote is dealing with drugs and has concealed Poppy straw in his cowshed and is about to relocate the same contraband for further distribution among youth of the area etc.

Acting swiftly, a police party of PS Beerwah raided the said spot and during search 6Kgs of Poppy straw was recovered. Accused person was also arrested on the spot, police said.

They have been arrested and shifted to a police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective police stations and further investigations have been initiated, police said.

“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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