Huge quantity of contraband recovered
Srinagar: Police have arrested 04 drug peddlers in Budgam & Bandipora and recovered huge quantities of contraband substances from their possession.
Officers from Police Station Budgam at a checkpoint established at Sholipora Budgam intercepted a vehicle (Mahindra Maxi Truck) bearing registration number JK05J-7919 with three persons on board who after noticing a police party tried to flee but were apprehended tactfully by the alert police party near TATA brick kiln. They have been identified as Ghulam Nabi Dar son of Mohammad Shafi Dar resident of Gulistan Baramulla, Mohammad Sultan Bhat son of Ghulam Qadir Bhat and Abdul Hameed Dar son of Ghulam Mohammad Dar both residents of Sholipora Budgam. During checking, 103kgs of poppy straw was recovered from modified hidden chambers lying in the base of the body of the vehicle.
In Bandipora, officers from Police Station Sumbal under the supervision of SDPO Sumbal Shri Surinder Mohan-JKPS at a checkpoint established at Rakh-e-Shilwat intercepted a person identified as Parvaiz Ahmad Malla son of Ghulam Rasool Malla resident of Rakh-e-Shilwat Sumbal. During checking, officers were able to recover 24 grams of Charas from his possession.
All the accused persons have been arrested and shifted to respective Police stations where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been sized. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in respective Police Stations and further investigations have been initiated.
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.