Notorious narcotic dealer arrested at Nowhatta
SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI
Srinagar, Jan 26: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a notorious narcotic dealer at Malkah Nowhatta in Shaher-e-Khaas.
Superintendent of north City Tahir Saleem Khan said Nowhatta police received information that a drug dealer is scheduled to collect a consignment of suspected Diacetyl Morphine which is known as Brown Sugar in common parlance.
“Acting on the information, SHO (Dy. SP on probation) Nowhatta Nehar Ranjan arrested a suspected person during at a checking point near Malkah Nowhatta. During search, 80 small pockets weighing about 70 grams of suspected Brown Sugar was recovered from his possession,” the SP said.
A case vide FIR No. 6/ 2013 under section 2/21 NDPS has been registered against the accused at Nowhatta police station.
“The accused is a notorious drug dealer and is involved in drug deals for a long time. He was earlier arrested many times. However as small quantity of narcotic substances was recovered from him, he got released quickly every time,” the SP said.
“This time he has been arrested with good quantity of narcotics. By virtue of evidence, we will press for stringent punishment to him. Sheikh colony Nowhatta and adjacent areas have become a central point for drug addicts. For last one month, we have raided many places there,” the SP said.
Pertinently, a couple was arrested with narcotics from the same colony last week.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 26 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 26 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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