Kulgam: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, police have arrested a drug peddler in Kulgam and recovered contraband substance from his possession.
A police party led by Incharge Police Post Mirbazar at a checkpoint established at Gassipora road near Alstop arrested a drug peddler identified as Imtiaz Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Hassan Dar resident of Gassipora, Laram. During search, 11 Kgs of Poppy Straw concealed in a nylon bag was recovered from his possession. He has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody.
In this regard, a case vide FIR No. 172/2023 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Qazigund and further investigation has been taken up.
“Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddling in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt with as per the 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,” police said.