Baramulla: Police in Baramulla on Monday said that in the continuous campaign against drug menace, Police Station Sheeri apprehended two drug smugglers Mudasir Ahmad War son of Gulam Ahmad War and Muhammad Amin Sheikh son of Muhammad Ramzan Sheikh residents of Wahipora Handwara and recovered one kilogram of combined quantity of heroin and brown sugar from their possession.
As per the initial investigation, this consignment of drug had come from Pakistan-administered Kashmir through Teetwal area along the Line of Control.
Police have registered a case under the provisions of Narcotics drugs and Psychotropic substance act. The investigation of the case was underway and more arrests were likely. Meanwhile, police arrested three drug peddlers in Bandipora district and seized contraband substances from their possession.
Acting on a specific input Bandipora Police raised a checkpoint (Naka) at Paribal, Aloosa and apprehended three notorious drug peddlers namely Mushtaq Ahmed Dhobi alias Ketta son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Dhobi resident of Kaloosa, Mohammad Ramzan Sofi alias Darzi son of Abdul Khaliq Sofi resident of Kaloosa and Rameez Rashid Bhat alias Hefa son of Abdul Rashid Bhat. 250 grams of charas and 390 tablets of Alprox 0.5 mg, clonazepam and Spasmo Proxyvon was seized from their possession.
In this regard, case FIR No 159/2017 under section 8/20/22 NDPS Act was registered in police station Bandipore and investigation was taken up.