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Anantnag Police arrests drug peddler; psychotropic substance recovered

Anantnag, April 13, 2021: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested a drug peddler in Anantnag and recovered psychotropic substance from his possession.

Officers at a checkpoint established at Mattan Chowk intercepted a person identified as Tawseef Ahmad Lone resident of Lalipora, Malpora. During checking, officers were able to recover 10 strips of banned drugs from his possession. On his disclosure, 500 tablets of banned drugs and 100 bottles of Codeine were recovered from paddy fields at Lalipora. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 82/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Anantnag and further 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.

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