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Police arrests drug peddler in Sopore; Psychotropic substance recovered

Srinagar, November 21, 2021: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested a drug peddler in Sopore and recovered psychotropic substance from his possession.

Officers at a checkpoint established at Hathlangoo Crossing intercepted a person identified as Hilal Ahmed Malla son of Muhammad Maqbool Malla resident of Malmapanpora Zaingeer. During search, officers were able to recover 10 bottles of codeine phosphate (Welcyrex) from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 282/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Sopore 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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