8 drug peddlers arrested: Police

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Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday claimed to have arrested eight drug peddlers in Baramulla, Kulgam & Awantipora and recovered contraband substances from their possession.  

A police party led by SHO Police Station Chandoosa under the supervision of SDPO Kreeri Khalid Ashraf arrested a drug peddler identified as Amir Hussain Dar son of Mohd Sultan Dar resident of Wagoora at a checkpoint established at Kachwa Muqam Chandoosa, a police spokesman said in a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

During the search, 50 grams of Charas like substance was recovered from his possession. Similarly, a police party led by SHO Police Station Tangmarg under the supervision of SDPO Tangmarg Imtiyaz Ahmad, arrested a drug peddler identified as Parvaiz Ahmad Lone son of Ab Rashid Lone resident of Ferozpora Tangmarg during naka checking at Ferozpora Tangmarg. During search, 30 grams of Charas like substance was recovered from his possession, police said.

“Meanwhile, a police party led by Incharge Police Post Wagoora under the supervision of SDPO Kreeri Khalid Ashraf during naka checking at Durhama Wagoora intercepted a suspicious person carrying nylon bag who tried to flee but was apprehended tactfully. During search, 4Kgs of contraband Poppy Straw & 01gram of Brown Sugar like substance was recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Abdul Hameed Najar son of Mohd Akbar Najar resident of Goshbugh,” police said.

Moreover, a police party led by SHO Police Station Kunzer under the supervision of SDPO Tangmarg Imtiaz Ahmed during patrolling at Hardu Aboora Bridge arrested a drug peddler identified as Manzoor Ahmad Hajam son of Mohd Sultan Hajam resident of Tarhama Kunzer who upon seeing the Patrolling party tried to flee from the spot but was apprehended tactfully, police said.

During search, 25grams of Charas like substance was recovered from his possession. In another action, a police party led by SHO Police Station Baramulla under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Baramulla Sajjad Bukhari arrested 02 drug peddlers identified as Reyaz Ahmad Khan & Tariq Ahmad Khan both sons of Gh Nabi Khan, both residents of Janbazpora Baramulla during naka checking at Janbazpora Baramulla. During search, 85 grams of Charas like substance was recovered from their possession, police added.  

In Kulgam, a special team of police led by SHO PS Kulgam under the supervision of SSP Kulgam at a checkpoint established near Laroo crossing intercepted a suspicious person carrying a bag. During checking, 11 Bottles of Codeine phosphate (Cofmaster-C each 100ml) like contraband substance was recovered from the said bag. He has been identified as Alyas Ahmad Ganie son of Gull Mohammad Ganie resident of Laroo, Kulgam. He has been arrested & shifted to PS where he remains in custody, police said.

In Awantipora, a police party headed by Incharge Police Post Reshipora SI Ishfaq Ahmad under the supervision of SDPO Awantipora Mumtaz Ali Bhatti arrested a drug peddler at Panzgam Crossing. During search, 510 grams of charas like substance was recovered from his possession. The arrested drug peddler has been identified as Sheeraz Ahmad Dar son of Ab Rashid Dar resident of Ladermud, police said.

All the accused persons have been shifted to respective police stations where they remain in custody. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective police stations and investigation has been initiated, 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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