Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday claimed to have arrested two drug peddlers in Kulgam & Handwara and recovered contraband substances from their possession.
In Kulgam, a police party headed by SHO police station Kulgam under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Kulgam during patrolling at Labripora crossing intercepted a suspicious person identified as Dilber Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Razzaq Bhat resident of Labripora, Kulgam, a police spokesman said.
During the search, 110grams of Charas like contraband substance and cash amount of Rs 3400 was recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody, police said.
In Handwara, a police party of Police Post Magam, at a checkpoint established at Khanpora crossing apprehended a suspicious person identified as Bilal Ahmad Dar son of Gh Hassan resident of New Colony Jagerpora, police said.
During search, 80 grams of Charas like substance was recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody, police said.
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.