2 drug peddlers held in Ganderbal: Police

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday claimed to have arrested two drug peddlers in a series of actions in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district and recovered contraband substances from their possession.

A police spokesman in a statement issued here said that officers from PP Shadipora at a checkpoint established at Paribal Chundina Road intercepted a suspicious person identified as Bashir Ahmad Malla, son of Mohd Sultan of Tul-Mohalla Shalabugh.

During search, officers were able to recover two kgs of Cannabis powder from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police station, police said.

In another action, Police party from PP Nagbal at a checkpoint established at Buserbugh intercepted a vehicle driven by Irshad Ahmad Khan, son of Samad Khan of Asham Safapora.

During checking, officers were able to recover 60gms of Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized.

Accordingly, police said that cases under relevant sections of law stands registered at respective police stations and investigation have been taken up.

Meanwhile, police urged people to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. “Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt 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.”


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