Srinagar, Jul 29: Three drug peddlers were on Wednesday arrested at two separate places along with a huge cache of contraband in central Kashmir district of Budgam.
A police spokesperson said that following specific information about transportation of drug, a checkpoint was established by police at Bugroo Parnewa in Budgam. “Two suspicious persons were intercepted at the checkpoint and during their checking 250 grams of Charas was recovered from them,” they said.
He said both the accused, identified as Abdul Rasheed Bhat and Mudasir Ahmad Mir, were arrested and lodged in Police Station Khansahab.
In another incident, police arrested a notorious drug peddler and recovered 43 kg of poppy straw from him in Budgam.
“Cases have been registered in both the incidents and investigations have been initiated to nab other people involved in drug trafficking,” he said.
He said community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood, adding anyone found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law.
“Police has resolved to deal robustly with drug peddlers. 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,” he added.