Huge quantity of contraband recovered in Pulwama
Srinagar: Police have arrested three drug peddlers in Budgam, recovered contraband substance from their possession & seized a vehicle. Besides, a huge quantity of contraband substances and a vehicle involved in the transportation of drugs has also been seized in Pulwama.
A police party from Police Post Humhama at a checkpoint established at Humhama Budgam intercepted an Auto Rickshaw bearing registration number JK01AD-5441 with two persons on board. During checking, officers were able to recover 90 bottles of codeine phosphate and cash amount of Rs12,000/- believed to be the proceeds of narcotic crime from their possession. They have been identified as Rayees Ahmad Sheikh son of Mehraj Din Sheikh resident of Kanihama Nowgam and Ishfaq Ahmed Sofi son of Fayaz Ahmed Sofi resident of Humhama Budgam. They have been arrested and shifted to a police station where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime have also been seized.
At another instance, a suspicious person tried to flee at a checkpoint established by Police Station Budgam at Dafpora Nasrullahpora but was overpowered professionally by the alert police party. He has been identified as Firdous Ahmad Dar son of Ali Mohammad Dar resident of Dafpora Nasrullahpora. On checking, 90 grams of charas like substance covered in maize cob leaves & 180 tablets of Alprazolam were recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody.
Meanwhile in Pulwama, acting on specific information received through reliable sources that one person namely Mohd Yousuf son of Ab Rehman Bhat resident of Gosoo Pulwama is indulging in drug peddling and has hoarded large quantity of contraband substances in his house.
Acting on this information, a police party from Police Station Pulwama along with Executive Magistrate Rajpora raided the said house and recovered 20 Kgs of poppy straw, weighing machine, generator and a grinder from the spot. Besides, they also seized a vehicle (swift car) which was used for transportation of contraband substances. Efforts are on to nab the culprit involved in the commission of crime.
Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law were registered at respective police stations and further investigation has been set into motion.
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.