Two drug peddlers held in Kulgam: Police

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 Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have arrested two drug peddlers in Kulgam and recovered contraband substance from their possession.

A police party headed by SHO Police Station Qazigund at a checkpoint established at Levdoora Crossing intercepted a vehicle (Bus) bearing registration number JK02BM-4755 with 02 persons onboard. During search of the vehicle, 10 Kgs of Poppy Straw like contraband substance filled in the nylon bag which was kept behind the driver’s seat was recovered, a police spokesman said in a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

They have been identified as Rakesh Kumar (Driver) son of Ball Krishan a resident of Khadi Udhampur and Samraj son of Bansilal a resident of Dhar road Jammu. They have been arrested and shifted to a police station where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in commission of crime was also seized.

Accordingly, police said that a case under FIR number 116/2023 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Qazigund and 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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