Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested three drug peddlers in Baramulla & Anantnag and recovered contraband substances from their possession.
In Baramulla, a police party led by SHO PS Kreeri under the supervision of SDPO Kreeri Khalid Ashraf at a checkpoint established near Tapper NHW intercepted a vehicle (Hyundai i10) bearing registration number JK04E-9527 driven by one person, a police spokesman said.
During checking, 22 grams of Heroin like substance was recovered from his possession, he said and identified him as Farooq Ahmad Dar son of Gh Hassan Dar resident of Gojra Jageer Budgam.
Similarly, in another action, a police party of PS Sheeri under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Sajjad Bukhari during naka checking at Gantamulla intercepted a suspicious person who tried to flee from the spot but was apprehended tactfully, police said.
During search, 5 grams of Brown Sugar like substance & 60 tablets of SpasmoProxyvon were recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Firdous Ahmad Sheikh son of Abdul Jabbar Sheikh resident of Dachina Mohura, police said.
Both the accused persons have been arrested and shifted to respective police stations where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized, police said.
In Anantnag, a police party from Police Station Aishmuqam at a checkpoint established at Main Chowk Logripora Aishmuqam arrested one drug peddler identified as Mohd Yousuf Chopan son of Mohd Rajab Chopan resident of Reshkubal along with about 12Kgs of Charas Chura, police added.
Accordingly, police said that cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective police stations and further investigation has been initiated.
“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.