Crescent Kashmir

3 drug peddlers arrested in Baramulla; contraband recovered

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Three drug peddlers were on Wednesday arrested alongwith cache of contraband in north Kashmir district of Baramulla.

A police spokesperson said that following specific information, a team under the supervision of SDPO Tangmarg Hilal Khaliq intercepted two persons at a checkpoint established at Kunzer. “During checking, police recovered 3.5 Kgs of Poppy straw and 260 gms of Charas from them,” he said.

He said the accused — identified as Rouf Ahmad Wani and Lateef Ahmad Sofi — were immediately taken into custody.

Meanwhile, he said that following a tip off, a checkpoint was established at Azadgunj in Baramulla. “Police intercepted a person at the checkpoint and during checking recovered 85 grams of charas from him,” he said, adding the accused, identified as Shahid Majeed Bhat, was immediately taken into custody.

“Police have registered cases under relevant sections of law at respective police stations and further investigations have been initiated,” he said.

He said community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood, adding 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,” he added.


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