Srinagar: Awantipora Police has arrested four notorious peddlers involved in supplying drugs to the youth of the area.
A police statement said that Awantipora Police under the provisions of J&K Prevention of illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1988 arrested four notorious drug peddlers and traffickers. The arrested peddlers were identified as Feroz Ahmad Chopan son of Mushtaq Ahmad Chopan resident of Larow Jageer Tral District Pulwama, Nissar Ahmad Dar son of Mohammad Maqbool Dar resident of Khanu Langate Tehsil Kralgund District Kupwara, Nazir Ahmad Lone son of Abdul Gani Lone resident of Khankah Midoora Awantipora District Pulwama and Gulzar Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Gani Bhat resident of Shahabad Kharpora Awantipora. The arrested drug peddlers have been lodged at Central Jail Srinagar, District Jail Baramulla and Kupwara.
Police said that the arrested persons were involved in exploiting the young generation for monetary gains. It added that they were involved in various cases which were registered under NDPS Act wherein substantial quantities of contraband were recovered.