8 drug peddlers arrested in Kashmir: Police

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday claimed to have arrested eight drug peddlers in Ganderbal, Sopore & Budgam and recovered psychotropic substances from their possession.

In Ganderbal, a police party led by In-charge Police Post Shadipora under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Ganderbal at a checkpoint established at Waskoora intercepted a vehicle (Scorpio) bearing registration number JK01V-7981 driven by Ajaz Ahmad Malik son of Manzoor Ahmad Malik resident of Waskoora, a police spokesman said.

During search, huge consignment of psychotropic substances including 140 codeine phosphate bottles kept hidden under the window cardboards of the said vehicle were recovered & seized. Vehicle used in the commission of the crime has also been seized, police said.

In Sopore, a police party of Police Station Tarzoo at a checkpoint established at Ningli Bala Nambal intercepted a vehicle (Santro) bearing registration number DL3CAB-3898 with 06 persons on board who tried to flee from the spot but were apprehended tactfully, police said.

“During search, 888 capsules of SpasmoProxyvon were recovered from the vehicle. They have been identified as Muhammad Ibrahim Sofi son of Muhammad Sultan and Zubair Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Rashid Bhat, both residents of Aalibagh Hygam, Tanveer Ahmad Sumji @Pintoo son of Farooq Ahmad Sumji resident of Sher Colony Sopore, Imran Manzoor Guroo son of Manzoor Ahmad Guroo resident of Khushal Colony Sopore, Arshad Rashid Wani son of Abdul Rashid Wani resident of Izzat Shah Colony Sopore and Shabir Ahmad Bhat son of Ali Mohammad Bhat resident of Amargarh Sopore. Vehicle used in the commission of the crime has also been seized,” police said.

In Budgam, a police party of Police Post Soibugh at a checkpoint established at Harran, intercepted a vehicle (Ford Eco-sports) bearing registration number DL10CT-4968 driven by Nisar Ahmad Sheikh son of Ghulam Nabi Sheikh resident of Sector D Hamdaniya Colony Bemina, police said.

During search, 330 strips of Tapentadol (3300 tablets) and 25 strips of Spasmo-Proxyvon (200 capsules) were recovered. Vehicle used for commission of crime has also been seized. Preliminary investigation reveals that the said accused person is a chronic drug peddler & he was selling the illegal drugs among the youth of district Budgam. Various FIRs have already been registered against him in different police stations in district Srinagar, police said.

All the accused persons have been arrested and shifted to respective police stations where they remain in custody. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in respective police stations and further investigation has been initiated, police said.

“Community members are requested 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.

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