Eight drug peddlers held with contraband in north Kashmir's Sopore

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Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested eight notorious drug peddlers and recovered a “huge quantity” of psychotropic substances from their possession in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

A police statement said the arrested drug peddlers-Umar Farooq Sheikh, son of Farooq Ahmad Sheikh, Muhammad Rafeeq Ganie, son of Ghulam Mohiudin Ganie of Ganai Mohalla, Sheikh Muzaffar Qadir, son of Ghulam Qadir Sheikh, Abdul Rashid Sheikh, son of Abdul Aziz Sheikh, Muhammad Asif Naikoo, son of Ghulam Mohiudin Naikoo, Ishfaq Ahmad Khaja, son of Ghulam Hassan Khaja, all residents of Seloo Sopore, Rameez Ahmad Mir, son of Ghulam Hassan Mir of Aadipora Sopore and Basit Hassan Mir, son of Ghulam Hassan Mir of Changa Mohalla Arampora Sopore- were involved in supplying drugs to the local youth and making them addicts.

In this connection, cases under relevant sections of the NDPS Act have been registered against them at Police Station Sopore and further investigation has been initiated. 

Police further said that more than 90 notorious drug peddlers have been arrested since the past two years and many were booked under PSA.