4 drug peddlers held in Kupwara: Police

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In yet another breakthrough on its continuous efforts to eradicate menace of drugs from the society, Kupwara Police on Monday arrested four notorious drug peddlers and recovered contraband narcotics from their possession.

According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), the peddlers were arrested by a team of Police Station Kupwara led by SHO Rafiq Lone who had laid a naka at Regipora Crossing after developing a specific information about illegal activities of these peddlers.

The statement reads that during checking, Police team apprehended four persons involved in peddling of drugs who have been identified as Rayees Ahmed Shah @ Rayees Kachur son of Gulam Mustafa resident of Andrahama Drugmulla, Mohd Ayoub Khan son of Habibulla Khan resident of Waterkhani Drugmulla, Matiul Rehman son of Majeeb ul Rehman resident of Neham Bagh West Bengal (at present working in Kupwara as labour) and Shafiqul Rehman son of Attula Rehmam a resident of Malda West Bengal (at present working in Kupwara as labour).

“At the time of arrest, all the four drug peddlers were moving under suspicious circumstances and trying to evade police presence. During their personal search of the accused persons, brown sugar like narcotics substance has been recovered from their possession.”

It reads that during initial questioning they disclosed that they were contacted by some addicts of Kupwara and were on way to deliver the drugs to them to earn money.

“Taking cognisance of the matter, Police have registered a case FIR No.88/2022 under section 8/21 NDPS Act in PS Kupwara. Some more arrests in the case cannot be ruled out in the coming days.

It further reads that Kupwara Police once again 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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