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Police arrests 03 drug peddlers; Contraband substances recovered

Kulgam/Budgam, May 26, 2021: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested three drug peddlers in Budgam & Kulgam and recovered contraband substances from their possession.

In Budgam, officers from Police Station Khansahib intercepted one person during night patrolling near Ruyear Chowk identified as Firdous Ahmed Peer @Mitha son of Ghulam Mohammad Peer resident of Raiyar Beeru. During checking, officers were able to recover 110 grams of charas from his possession.

Similarly in Kulgam, police party from Police Station Qazigund under the supervision of SDPO Qazigund at a checkpoint established at Lamar crossing intercepted a vehicle Alto Car bearing registration number JK03-0931 with two persons on board who tried to flee from the spot but were apprehended tactfully by the alert police party. They have been identified as Aashiq Hussain Mir son of Ghulam Hassan Mir resident of Churat and Rayees Ahmad Lone son of Bashir Ahmad Lone resident of Watihal. During checking, officers were able to recover 03 grams of Heroin, banned tablets and a cash amount of ₹20830/- from their possession.

All the accused persons have been arrested and shifted to respective police stations where they remain in custody.

Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered against them at respective police stations and further investigations have 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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