Police arrest two drug peddlers; contraband substance seized

SRINAGAR: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from society, police have arrested two drug peddlers in Baramulla and Kulgam districts and recovered contraband substances from their possession.
In Baramulla, a police party headed by Incharge Police Post Old Town Baramulla at a checkpoint established at Bagh-e-Islam, intercepted a person identified as Mohammad Qasim Bala son of Gh Mohammad resident of Bagh-e-Islam Old Town Baramulla, police said in a statement. During the search, 10 grams of contraband Heroin-like substance was recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Baramulla where he remains in custody.
In Kulgam, a police party headed by SHO Police Station Qazigund at a checkpoint established at NHW near Alstop intercepted a vehicle (load carrier) bearing registration number JK03J-5429 driven by Aadil Rashid son of Abdul Rashid Makroo resident of Rahpora, Khudwani, police said. “During the search, 7.4 Kgs of poppy Straw-like contraband substance was recovered. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. The vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized,” the statement added.
Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective Police Stations and further investigations have been initiated.
“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 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.

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