Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police Wednesday claimed to have arrested three drug peddlers in Sopore and recovered contraband substance from their possession.
A police party headed by SHO Police Station Sopore under the supervision of SDPO Sopore Furqan Qadir during checking at Butpora intercepted three persons in a suspicious manner, who tried to flee away from the spot but were apprehended tactfully, a police spokesman said.
During checking, officers were able to recover 31grms of Brown Sugar like substance from their possession. They have been identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Gazi son of Ghulam Muhammad resident of Shahabad Sopore, Aijaz Ahmad Ganie son of Bashir Ahmad Ganie resident of Hathishah Sopore and Zubair Ahmad Lone son of Muhammad Rafi Lone resident of Khawaja Gilgat Sopore. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody.
Accordingly, a case under FIR number 246/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Sopore and investigation has been initiated, police said.
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,” police said.