Srinagar: Police today said that it arrested four drug peddlers in Baramulla and recovered huge consignment of contraband substance alongwith cash from their possession.
In a statement, a police spokesman said that based on a specific information regarding smuggling of narcotics in the area of Kamalkote Uri, a police party established a special checkpoint at Sultan Daki Kali Mitti. During naka checking, a vehicle (Tata Sumo) bearing registration number JK05D-3680 with four persons on board was intercepted who tried to flee from the spot but was tactfully stopped by the alert police party.
“During search of the vehicle, cash amount of Rs 25,39,000 and 1.17 kgs of Brown Sugar like substance was recovered. All the four accused persons identified as Naseer Ahmad Bhatti, Reyaz Ahmad Khanday, Fayaz Ahmad Khanday and Mohammad Pazeer, all residents of Madiyan Kamalkote Uri were arrested and shifted to police station. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized,”the press note said.
Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 12/2023 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Uri and investigation set into motion.
“During preliminarily investigation, it was learnt that under a well hatched conspiracy, Pakistan based handlers are pushing drugs inside J&K through such smugglers to spread drug addiction among the youth of J&K. Further investigation into the case is going on,” the press release said.