Drug peddler arrested in Kulgam: Police

Srinagar: Continuing its unwavering efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Jammu & Kashmir police on Tuesday said to have arrested a drug peddler in Kulgam and recovered contraband substance from his possession.

A Police party headed by SHO Police Station Qazigund during Naka checking at Badragund intercepted a suspicious person who tried to flee from the spot but was apprehended tactfully. During search, 4Kgs of Poppy Straw was recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Riyaz Ahmad Malik resident of Ladigen, Nussu. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody, a police spokesman said.

Accordingly, police said that a case under FIR number 242/2023 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Qazigund and investigation has been initiated.

“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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