2 drug peddlers arrested in Budgam: Police

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday claimed to have arrested two notorious drug peddlers in Budgam and recovered contraband substance from their possession.

“Acting on specific information about drug peddlers at village Garend Moud Budgam, a police party of Police Station Budgam rushed to the spot and apprehended two drug peddlers who tried to flee from the spot. During search, 04grms of Heroin like substance and cash amount of Rs 13,300 were recovered from their possession,” a police spokesman said.

The arrested drug peddlers have been identified as Khursheed Ahmad Dar @Shil Punjabi and Gulzar Ahmad Dar @Gule Punjabi, both sons of Mohd Akbar Dar resident of Nasirullah Pora Budgam. They have been shifted to the police station where they remain in custody.

Accordingly, a case under FIR number 250/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Budgam and investigation has been taken up.

Meanwhile, police appealed 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,” police said.

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