Srinagar, Nov 19: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested 2 drug peddlers in Baramulla and Kulgam and recovered contraband substances from their possession.
In Baramulla, a police party of Police Post Palhallan headed by Incharge Police Post Palhallan under the supervision of SDPO Pattan at a checkpoint established at Ghat Palhallan intercepted a person identified as Ab Ahad Dar resident of Ghat Palhallan Baramulla.
During search, 1.5kgs of charas powder like contraband substance was recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody.
In Kulgam, a team of Kulgam police led by SHO Police Station Behibagh under the supervision of DySP PC Hatipora Aarif Hussain-JKPS recovered contraband substance and arrested a drug peddler during cordon and search operation at Munnad. The contraband substance which includes 106 kg of Poppy Straw like substance concealed in three nylon bags, digital weighing machine and a grinder with 3 Jars has been recovered during the search operation of a residential house belonging to Feroz Ahmad Khan resident of Munnad. The accused person has been shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody.
Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective police stations 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.