Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested three drug peddlers in Kulgam & Sopore and recovered contraband substances from their possession.
A police party of Police Station Qazigund at a checkpoint established near Navyug Tunnel Qazigund arrested a drug peddler identified as Tazeem Khurshid Mir son of Khurshid Ahmad Mir resident of Mirdanter Anantnag. During search, 320 SpasmoProxyvon Plus capsules were recovered from his possession. He has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody, a police spokesman said.
Meanwhile in another action, a police party of Police Station Kulgam while patrolling in village Shurat arrested a drug peddler identified as Hilal Ahmad Lone son of Mohd Ramzan Lone resident of Hangir Yaripora. During search, 05 grams of Brown Sugar was recovered from his possession. He was shifted to police station where he remains in custody.
In Sopore, a police party of PS Dangiwacha arrested a drug peddler identified as Rayees Ahmad Sheikh son of Ghulam Rasool Sheikh resident of Shogpora Tragpora Rafiabad. During search, 10 grams of Brown Sugar and cash Rs 56,400 (believed to be proceeds of narcotic crime) have been recovered from his possession. He has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody.
Accordingly, police said that cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective police stations and investigations have been initiated.
Notably, in Kulgam, police have arrested 42 drug peddlers & recovered huge quantity of contraband substances during the months of January & February 2023. Similarly in Baramulla, 58 drug peddlers were arrested & contraband worth crores was recovered during the months of January & February 2023.
Meanwhile, police urged people to come forward with any information regarding drug peddling 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.