The district Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested one notorious drug peddler and recovered one kilogram of Charas from his possession.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kupwara, Shamsheer Hussain while addressing media persons said that on a specific tip-off, the special team of District Police Kupwara arrested one notorious drug peddler identified as Mohammad Abdullah Dar, son of Habibullah Dar, resident of Kunan Poshpora and recovered one Kg of Charas from his possession.
He informed that a case under FIR no 35/2017 under section 8/20 NDPS Act stands registered in PS Trehgam and said that the investigation is going on.
Hussain said that during the special drive against drug peddlers, the Special team has so far recovered 12.6 Kgs of Charas, 2 Kgs of Heroine, 4.5 Kgs of Brown Sugar and huge quantity of codeine.
He said that more arrests and recoveries are expected in near future so as to bust the whole racket involved in sale of banned drugs and psychotropic substances, involving the youth of the area.
“So far 32 accused involved in drug peddling/narcotic smugglers including four cross LoC narcotic smugglers have been arrested and investigation of cases registered is in progress,” he said.
SSP also said J&K Police is committed to eradicate the drug menace from the society which is one of the commandments of J&K Police for the year 2017.
SSP Kupwara also appealed the local population to assist the police in its special drive so as to make the Kupwara drug free.
Locals have eulogized the role of Police for launching effective campaign against drug peddlers and sale of psychotropic substances which according to locals are ruining the health and future of the youth who requires special orientation and education for their bright career.