6 kg charas, 115 deodar logs seized from Sumbal, 3 held
Sumbal (Bandipora), Nov 28: In separate raids, police here have has seized six kilogram of charas worth Rs 5 lakh and 115 logs of Deodar. They also arrested three persons allegedly involved in drug peddling and timber smuggling.
“Acting on a tip-off, police conducted a raid near Wangipora Sumbal on Srinagar-Bandipora Road on the intervening night of November 26-27 and seized 6 kilogram of charas worth Rs 5 lakh from a vehicle. One Shahzad Ahmed a major player in drug business was also arrested,” Additional Superintendent of Police, Shamsher Hussain told Greater Kashmir.
He said, Shahzad had been arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, adding a case had been registered and investigations taken up.
The police claimed that the accused was a “main player of the gang” who used to buy the contraband from Srinagar and distribute in other parts of the valley and to other states.
“Recent raids were part of the ongoing action against the drug trade prevalent in the Sumbal area f Bandipora” ASP said adding, “This year, we have seized huge cache of drugs and narcotics worth crores in the international market and around 20 drug peddlers have been booked.”
“We have registered nine cases last month and arrested seven persons involved in drug peddling. We have also seized drugs worth six lakh during last month,” Hussain added.
Meanwhile, Police has seized 115 logs of deodar illegally being smuggled in a vehicle (JK01J-7875) from Srinagar from Sopore.
Acting on a tip off, police team intercepted the vehicle near the Wangipora check-post on Friday night, a police official said. “During check up, the policemen spotted the deodars and arrested Abdul Majeed Kumar and Tufeeq Ahmed Para of Sopore,” he said.
He said the preliminary investigations revealed that this was the second time in the last two months, when the duo had been arrested along with illegally smuggled timber in a similar manner.
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