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Police arrests four drug peddlers in Awantipora, Bla

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Srinagar: Police on Friday arrested four drug peddlers in Awantipora and Baramulla and recovered contraband substances from their possession, a police spokesman said.
The spokesman said a police party from Police Station Khrew, Awantipora intercepted two suspicious persons at a checkpoint established at Wuyan near SICOP
The spokesman identified the drug peddlers as Umer Reyaz Ganie @Jan Watab son of Reyaz Ahmad Ganie and Umer Noor @Umer Gola son of Noor Mohammad Bhat, both residents of Wuyan.
“During the checking, officers were able to recover 20 grams of Heroin-like substance from their possession,” the spokesman said, adding that both were arrested and shifted to Police station and are in custody.
Meanwhile in Baramulla, a police party led by SHO Police Station Sheeri under the supervision of DySP Headquarters Baramulla Syed Sajjad Hussain Bukhari intercepted two persons at a checkpoint established at Gantamulla.
They have been identified as Irfan Rasool Lone son of Ghulam Rasool Lone resident of Fatehgarh and Faisal Maqbool Tantray son of Mohd Maqbool Tantray resident of Zoogiyar, the spokesman said.
“During the search, 10 grams of Brown sugar and 82 grams of charas like substance were recovered from their possession,” the police spokesman said.
Both were arrested and shifted to police station and are in custody, he said.
“Cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in respective police stations and further investigation initiated,” he said.
Meanwhile, the police have urged the community members to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood.
“Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt with strictly as per law,” the spokesman said.


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