5 drug peddlers arrested in Ganderbal; 15 KG poppy straw seized: Police

5 drug peddlers arrested in Ganderbal; 15 KG poppy straw seized: Police
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Srinagar: Five persons were arrested on Wednesday following an action against those involved in drug peddling in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

Five persons were arrested for drug supply offences and have been taken to Police Station Safapora where they remain in custody, a police spokesperson said.

“Officers at the naka point have seized 15 kilograms of poppy straw from the Santro vehicle bearing registration number HRO9P 9454 in which five persons identified as Zubair Manzoor Shah son of Manzoor Ahmad Shah, Shahid Manzoor Manto son of Manzoor Ahmad Manto, Basharat Ahmad Das son of Mohammad Rafiq Das residents of Waghama Bijbehara, Shabir Ahmad Hajam son of Abdul Rashid Hajam and Arif Ahmad Sheikh son of Abdul Ahad Sheikh, both residents of Kurhama Ganderbal.”

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A case FIR No 02/2019 under relevant sections has been registered in PS Safapora.