Srinagar: Police have arrested four drug peddlers in Anantnag & Baramulla and recovered a huge quantity of contraband substances from their possession.
Police Station Bijbehara received specific information that one person namely Mohd Yousuf Reshi son of Ali Mohammad Reshi resident of Waghama Bijbehara has indulged in drug peddling and has hoarded a huge quantity of narcotic substance in his residential house.
On receipt of this information, a police party of PS Bijbehara under the supervision of SDPO Bijbehara alongwith Executive Magistrate raided the specific house. During the search, officers were able to recover 580Kgs of Poppy Straw concealed in 27 bags from the said house. However, the house owner Mohd Yusuf Reshi managed to flee from the spot, while his two sons, identified as Zahid Ahmad Reshi and Aamir Ahmad Reshi, were arrested. They have been shifted to the police station where they remain in custody. Efforts are on to effect the arrest of other involved accused persons.
Similarly in Baramulla, officers from PS Pattan under the supervision of SDPO Pattan during routine naka checking at Hanjiwara Pattan intercepted two persons identified as Fayaz Ahmad Hajam son of Abdul Rahim Hajam and Mehraj-ud-Din Tantray son of Ghulam Ahmad Tantray, both residents of Shirpora Pattan. During checking, 350 grams of charas have been recovered from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to a police station where they remain in custody.