Kashmir Indepth

Police arrests 02 drug peddlers in Awantipora; contraband substance recovered

Srinagar , Oct 02 ( KINS):: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in Awantipora have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession.

Officers from Police Station Pampore at a checkpoint established at Galander near NHW intercepted a vehicle (Alto 800) bearing registration number JK13G-0883 with two persons on board. They have been identified as John Mohd Wani son of Abdul Gani Wani and Hilal Ahmad Ganie son of Mohd Shaban Ganie both residents of Lolipora Nehama. During checking, officers were able to recover 11 kgs of grinded Poppy Straw from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 131/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Pampore and investigation has been initiated.

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.( KINS)


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