War on drugs continues, five peddlers arrested in Kulgam, Budgam

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Continuing its drive against drug dealings, Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested five drug peddlers in Kulgam and Budgam districts, saying that a huge quantity of contraband substances recovered from their possession.

In Kulgam, a police spokesman in a statement issued to a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that officers at a checkpoint established at Mirbazar Chowk intercepted a vehicle (Alto K-10) bearing registration number JK01AD-1930 with one person on board.

He has been identified as Aejaz Ahmad Sofi of Dal Colony Khomani Chowk Srinagar. During checking, officers were able to recover 8.5Kg of Grinded Poppy Straw from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody, police said.

A case under FIR number 35/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Qazigund and investigation has been initiated, police said.

Meanwhile, the spokesman said that a police party from PS Qazigund at a checkpoint established at Nassu Badragund crossing intercepted a vehicle bearing registration number PB29X-3448 with three persons on board.

They have been identified as Gurpreet Singh, Baljeet Singh and Banarsi Das all residents of Danuri, tehsil Morinada, District Roopar Punjab. During checking, officers were able to recover 3.5 Kg of Poppy Straw from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody, police spokesman said.

“Vehicles used in the commissions of crime have also been seized,” the statement said, adding that a case under FIR number 34/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Qazigund and investigation is in progress.

Similarly in Budgam, police said that officers at the checkpoint established at Arigam Khanshab intercepted a person identified as Riyaz Ahmed Ganie resident of Arigam Khanshab. “During search, three Kgs of Cannabis Powder was recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody,” police said.

In this regard, police said that a case under FIR number 20/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Khansaheb and an investigation has been taken up.

Meanwhile, police urged people to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighborhood. (KNO)

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