Kashmir Indepth

Police arrests drug peddler in Awantipora, contraband substance recovered

Srinagar, Jan 18(KINS): Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Awantipora have arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession.

In a statement police said, Officers at a checkpoint established at Kawani Awantipora intercepted a suspect moving in suspicious circumstances. During checking, officers were able to recover 600gms of grinded cannabis concealed in polythene bag from his possession. He has been identified as Shakeel Ahmad Dar resident of Liddermud.

Accordingly, he was arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. A case vide FIR No. 06/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Awantipora.

Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood and persons found involved 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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