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Four drug peddlers arrested in Budgam, Kulgam: Police

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Says huge cache of contraband substances recovered

Srinagar: Police have arrested four drug peddlers in Budgam and Kulgam district and have recovered a huge cache of contraband substances from their possession, a police spokesman said on Thursday.

The police spokesman said that Police Station Khag received information that one person namely Abdul Rashid Malik son of Ghulam Mohammad Malik resident of Shunglipora Khag has kept contraband substances in his residential house at village Shunglipora Khag.

“A police party of Police Station Khag along with Executive Magistrate 1st class raided the specific location,” he said.

He said that four Kgs of Cannabis Powder and nine Kgs of cannabis leaves were recovered while carrying out the search at the said location.

“He has been arrested and shifted to the police station,” he said.

In another incident, a police party of Police Post Narbal intercepted two suspicious persons at a checkpoint established near Railway Bridge Kawoosa Khalisa.

“The accused on seeing the police party tried to flee but were apprehended tactfully by the police party,” he said.

The accused have been identified as Bilal Hussain Poswal son of Mohd Khan Poswal resident of Arnas Reasi and Mohammad Arif Kasana son of Ab Aziz Kasana resident of Parnod Ramban.

“During searches, four Kgs of Poppy Straw were recovered from their possession,” he said.

In Kulgam, a police party from Police Station Kulgam established a special checkpoint at Areha Awhatto crossing after it received information regarding transportation of contraband substances.

“During checking, one suspicious vehicle (Load Carrier) bearing Chassis number NYF 29975 with three persons on board was signalled to stop,” the spokesman said, adding that the driver after noticing police party tried to flee from the spot but was chased by the police party and intercepted tactfully.

“During search of the said vehicle, officers were able to recover 281.5 Kgs of poppy straw packed in 30 apple boxes,” he said.

He said the driver of the vehicle identified as Showkat Ahmad Naik son of Nazir Ahmad Naik resident of Okey Kulgam was arrested and vehicle used in commission of crime was also seized as well.

“Two other persons namely Suhail Ahmad Bhat @Sayar son of Mohd Maqbool Bhat resident of Okey Kulgam and Mohammadd Yaqoob Beigh @Yuka Buda son of Mohammad Abdullah Beigh resident of Jan Mohalla Shopian managed to flee from the spot,” he said. He said that efforts were on to effect their arrest.

“Cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in respective police stations and investigations have been initiated,” he said.

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