Kupwara: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested two notorious drug peddlers from Kupwara town and Kralpora areas.
Officials said that the arrests were made by the special team of Kupwara police.
The arrested persons were identified as Sardar Khan, son of Abdul Ahad Khan, resident of Gundisana Hyhama and Dilawar Malik, son of Abdul Hamid Malik, resident Doban Kachihama and recovered 1.5Kgs Charas from their possession.
Cases under NDPS Act have been registered and investigation is in progress. “More arrests/recoveries are expected,” they said.
During the current year, special drive against drug peddlers, the Special team of District Police Kupwara has so far arrested 50 notorious drug peddlers involved in drug peddling/narcotic smuggling. 29 Kgs of Charas, 2 Kgs of Heroine, 4.5 Kgs of Brown Sugar, large quantity of codeine and capsules proxovan/banned drugs have been recovered from the possession of arrested drug peddlers which also include busting of one cross LoCnarcotic smugglers module.
People of Kupwara have eulogized the role of Police for launching effective campaign against drug peddlers and sale of psychotropic substances, which according to them are adversely affecting and ruining the future of the youth of the area.
District Police Kupwara has appealed the local residents to come forward and help the police to eradicate this menace from the society as this anti-drug drive shall continue to make the society drug free. They also appealed the parents of addicted youth to come forward without any social stigma and avail the free facilities of drug de-addiction created by J&K Police at de-Addiction Centre PCR Srinagar.