3 drug peddlers arrested in Kulgam, Awantipora: Police

Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Sep 28: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday said to have arrested three drug peddlers in Kulgam & Awantipora and recovered contraband substances from their possession.
In Kulgam, a police party led by Incharge Police Post Mirbazar during naka checking near Petrol Pump at Nippora intercepted a motorcycle bearing registration number PB07AT-9499 ridden by two persons a police spokesman said.
During search, police said that the officers present were able to recover 4.5kgs of Poppy Straw concealed in a Nylon bag was recovered from their possession. They have been identified as Mohd Saleem Ganie son of Gull Mohd Ganie resident of DK Pora Shopian and Balbir Singh son of Sheer Singh resident of Chenani Pullmanda, Udhampur. Both the persons were arrested and motorcycle used in commission of crime was also seized.
In Awantipora, a Police Party led by Incharge Police Post Reshipora arrested one drug peddler at Kawani Brabandina crossing. He has been identified as Abdul Salam Dar son of Munawa Dar resident of Kawani Awantipora. During search, 380 grams of Charas like substance was recovered from his possession. He has been 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 investigation has been taken up.
“We urge the common masses that if you witness drug peddling or any other crime anywhere near you, feel free to contact nearest police establishment or dial 112. People are requested to cooperate with police in curbing the menace of drugs from the society. We reassure the community members that police will act tough against the criminals as per law,” police said.

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