9 drug peddlers arrested

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SRINAGAR: Following an action against those involved in drug peddling, six persons were arrested on Wednesday in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal and Budgam district.
A police official in a statement said that five persons were arrested for drug supply offences and have been taken to police station Safapora where they remain in custody. “This is a part of proactive action initiated by police against the drug peddlers,” he said.
He said at a naka point police 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 were arrested.
A case FIR No 02/2019 under relevant sections has been registered in PS Safapora, he added.
Meanwhile, three persons were arrested by police in Budgam following an action against those involved in drug peddling.
The official said that three persons have been arrested for drug offences huge quantities of fukki and Spasmoproxyvan tablets have been recovered from their possession.
A case FIR No 24/2019 under relevant sections has been registered and investigation has been taken up.