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5 drug peddlers arrested in separate incidents in Kashmir | Contraband substances recovered

02:18 AM Apr 03, 2024 IST | GK NEWS SERVICE
5 drug peddlers arrested in separate incidents in kashmir   contraband substances recovered
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Srinagar, Apr 2: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested 5 drug peddlers in Handwara, Awantipora and Kulgam and recovered contraband substances from their possession.

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In Handwara, a police party of Police station Kralgund headed by SHO PS Kralgund at a checkpoint established at Pandithpora Kralgund intercepted a person identified as Mohd Yaseen Malik resident of Humpora Kralgun. During the search, 45 grams of charas like substance was recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to the police station where he remains in custody.

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In Awantipora, a police party of Police Station Awantipora at a checkpoint established at Y Junction Barsoo Awantipora arrested a drug peddler identified as Aijaz Ahmad Sultan resident of Wanihama-Payeen Hazratbal Srinagar. During the search, 18 grams of Charas-like substance was recovered from his possession. He has been shifted to the police station where he remains in custody.

In Kulgam, a Police party led by Incharge Police Post Mirbazar during patrolling at Furrah near railway bridge intercepted 2 suspicious persons, who on noticing police party tried to flee from the spot but were apprehended tactfully by alert police party. During the search, 13 grams of Brown Sugar like contraband substance was recovered from their possession. The accused persons have been identified as Sameer Ahmad Sheikh, resident of Bangi Dar Anantnag and Umer Ahmad Lone, resident of Hangir Yaripora. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Qazigund where they remain in custody.

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Moreover, a police party headed by Incharge Police Post Mirbazar at a checkpoint established at Mirbazar Chowk intercepted a suspicious person identified as Aadil Ahmad Khan, resident of Ashajipora A/P Bangi Dar Anantnag. During the search, officers were able to recover 5 grams of Brown Sugar like contraband substance from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody.

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Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective police stations and investigations have been initiated.

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"We urge the common masses that if you witness drug peddling or any other crime anywhere near you, feel free to contact the 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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