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Police arrests drug peddler in Kulgam; Contraband substance recovered

Kulgam, October 10, 2021: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested a drug peddler in Kulgam and recovered contraband substance from his possession.

A police party of Police Post Frisal at a checkpoint established at Main Market Frisal intercepted a vehicle (Load Carrier) bearing registration number JK18-5872 driven by Umer Yousf Rather son of Mohd Yousf Rather resident of Chenigam. During checking, officers were able to recover 54 Kgs of Poppy Straw from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 69/2021 under relevant sections of law  stands registered in Police Station Yaripora 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.

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