3 drug peddlers arrested in Kulgam

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Police on Tuesday arrested three notorious drug peddlers from Kulgam and launched bung destruction drive in Srinagar.

Police in a statement said that after receiving specific inputs regarding drug suppliers, a police party from PP Mirbazar headed by DO Mirbazar established a checkpoint at Mirbazar Nipora Qazigund during intervening night of 10/11 August. Officers at the checkpoint intercepted a Swift car bearing registration No.JK13D- 0985 with three persons on board.

During checking, officers were able to recover poppy straw concealed in three bags from their possession.

Police said that all the three were arrested and shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. Vehicle involved in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case FIR No.222/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Qazigund and investigation has been taken up.

Meanwhile, in Srinagar, Police along with Excise Department have destroyed wild bung in Panthachowk area.

The team under the supervision of SDPO Panthachowk and SHO Panthachowk along with Excise Department have destroyed wild bung in Panthachowk area of Srinagar.