3 drug peddlers arrested in Kupwara: Police

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Kupwara: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested three drug peddlers and recovered 37 grams of brown sugar from their possession at Sharthpora crossing, Hyhama of district Kupwara.

According to a statement issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), late in the evening on February 8, 2022, Kupwara Police during a naka checking at Sharthpora crossing, Hyhama, has apprehended 03 notorious drugs peddlers namely Majid Rehman son of Ab Rehman Khan resident of Gundisana Hyhama, Nisar Ahmad Mir son of Zia Mir resident of Kanthpora and Atta Mohd Khan son of Jahangir Ahmad a resident of Halmatpora and recovered about 37 gms of Brown sugar like substance from their possession.

It was a routine naka of Police Station Kupwara laid by SHO Mohd Rafiq under the supervision of DySP Headquarters Rashad Younis , when the trio was seen suspiciously moving in the area. On being inquired and searched, recovery of narcotics was made from them.

Police has taken cognisance of the matter and FIR No.26/22, u/s 8/21 NDPS Act stands registered in PS Kupwara and investigation taken up. Some more arrests can not be ruled out in the case in the coming days in the case .

Kupwara Police appeals the general public to cooperate in sharing the information related to drug abuse so that appropriate steps can be initiated and a drug free environment is created.(KNS)

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