SRINAGAR: Police have arrested three notorious drug peddlers in Kulgam and recovered huge quantities of contraband substances from their possession.
Officers from Police Station Kulgam at a checkpoint established near Balsoo crossing intercepted a vehicle bearing registration number JK18A-1048 with three persons on board. They have been identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Mir son of Ali Mohammad Mir, Iqbal Ahmad Ganie son of Ghulam Mohammad Ganie both residents of Buchroo and Reyaz Ahmad Dar son of Mohammad Khalil Dar resident of Brazloo. During checking, officers were able to recover 130 Kgs of Poppy Straw, two grinding machines and a digital weighing machine from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been sized. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 161/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police station Kulgam and further investigation into the case has been taken up.
Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.