Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested three drug peddlers in Budgam & Handwara and recovered contraband substances & cash from their possession.
A police spokesman in a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that a police party of PS Khag at a checkpoint established at Poshker Khag Chowk, intercepted a vehicle (TATA Sumo) bearing registration number JK01K-3772 driven by Shabir Ahmad Wani @Shabir-Dalwash son of Mohmmad Abdullah Wani resident of Dalwash.
“During search, 60 grams of Charas, one Mobile Phone & cash amount of Rs 19,000/- (proceeds of narcotic crime) was recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to a police station where he remains in custody. Besides, vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized,” police said.
Meanwhile in another action, a police party of PP Hardipanzo at a checkpoint established at Qamiru Crossing, arrested a drug peddler identified as Ghulam Ahmad Lone son of Mohammad Yousuf Lone resident of Waragam Beerwah. During the search, 2.1Kgs of Poppy Straw has been recovered from his possession, police said.
Similarly in Handwara, a police party of PS Vilgam at a checkpoint established at Taratpora, arrested a drug peddler identified as Imtiyaz Ahmed Mir @Inam son of Mohd Maqbool Mir resident of Tarthpora. During the search, 30 grams of Charas has been recovered from his possession, police added.
Accordingly, police said that cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective police stations & investigations have been initiated.
Meanwhile, police urged people to come forward with any information regarding drug peddling in their neighbourhood. “Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt with 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—(KNO)