Kupwara: A special team of district police Kupwara recovered 500 grams of charas from two notorious drug peddlers of psychotropic substances.
The arrested accused persons have been identified as Mohammad Hussain Lone, Mirnag Hyama and Sajjad Ahmed Sofi of Arampura, Kupwara. In another raid the special team has recovered 40 kilos of minor forest produce and arrested two smugglers along with the vehicle. The arrested smugglers have been identified as Bashir Ahmed Poswal and Ghulam Mohammad Shah, both residents of Warnow Kupwara. Cases under relevant sections of laws have been registered and investigation was in progress.
While briefing the media persons SSP Kupwara, Shamsheer Hussain said that during the special drive against drug peddlers, the special team has so far recovered 4.5 Kg of Charas, 1 Kg of heroin, 2 kilos of brown sugar and huge quantity of codeine. He said that more arrest and recoveries are expected in near future so as to bust the whole racket involved in sale of banned drugs and psychotropic substances.
He also said that so far 17 accused involved in drug peddling/narcotic smugglers including the cross LoC narcotic smugglers have been arrested and investigation of registered cases is in progress. The SSP also appealed the local population to assist the police in its special drive so as to make the Kupwara drug free which is one of the commandments of J&K Police for the year 2017.