Srinagar: Police have arrested four drug peddlers in Kulgam, Pulwama and Handwara and recovered contraband substances from their possession.
On specific information, a police party of Police Station Kulgam at a checkpoint established at Laroo crossing intercepted a suspicious person. He has been identified as Bilal Ahmad Wani son of Mohd Yousuf Wani resident of Gonipora Hyhama, Kupwara. During search, officers were able to recover 14Kgs of Poppy from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody.
Meanwhile, Police Station Pulwama received a specific information through reliable sources that one person namely Jamsheed Ahmad Sheikh son of Ajaz Ahmad Sheikh resident of Tahab has indulged in drug peddling and has hoarded a large quantity of narcotic substances in his residential house.
On receipt of this information, a Police party from Police Station Pulwama alongwith Executive Magistrate concerned raided the said location. During search, officers were able to recover 5.5Kgs of cannabis leaves along with 125grams of cannabis leaves (powder form) from the said house. The accused person was arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody.
In Handwara, officers at a checkpoint established at Dedikoot crossing intercepted two suspicious persons who after noticing a police party tried to flee but were apprehended tactfully. They have been identified as Akhter Khan son of Ayaz Khan resident of Dedikoot and Tahir Ahmad Sofi son of Sanaullah Sofi resident of Batergam. During search, officers were able to recover 10 grams of Brown sugar from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody.
Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law stands registered at respective police stations and investigation have been taken up.
Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making continuous efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.