SRINAGAR: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, police have arrested three drug peddlers in Shopian and Sopore and recovered contraband substances from their possession.
In Shopian, a police party during naka checking at Shah-e-Hamdan Colony Hanfia School Shopian intercepted a suspicious person who tried to flee from the spot but was apprehended tactfully, police said in a statement. “During search, 7.4Kgs Poppy Straw like substance concealed in nylon bag was recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Tariq Ahmed Rather son of Ab Rahim Rather resident of Yamrach Kulgam. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Similarly, a police party of Police Station Shopian during naka checking at Dangam Shopian arrested one drug peddler identified as Mashooq Ahmad Sheikh son of Mohd Amin Sheikh resident of Kulgam and recovered 140 grams of charas powder like substance from his possession,” it added.
In Sopore, a police party headed by IC Police Post Bus Stand under the supervision of SDPO Sopore Shri Sarfaraz Bashir-JKPS and SHO PS Sopore during naka checking at Kupwara crossing intercepted one suspicious person. “During search, 7 bottles of Codeine Phosphate were recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Owais Mushtaq Hakeem son of Mushtaq Ahmad Hakeem resident of Bismillah Colony Model Town Sopore. He has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody,” the statement said.
“Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective police stations and further investigation has been initiated,” police said. “We urge the common masses that if you witness drug peddling or any other crime anywhere near you, feel free to contact nearest police establishment or dial 112. General public requested to cooperate with police in curbing the menace of drugs from the society. We reassure the community members that police will act tough against the criminals as per the law.”