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Police arrests seven drug peddlers; contraband substances recovered

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Srinagar: Police arrested even drug peddlers in Anantnag and Baramulla and recovered contraband substances from their possession, a police spokesman said Monday.

In Anantnag, a Police party at a checkpoint established near Exchange crossing Aishmuqam apprehended three drug peddlers identified as Arif Hussain Raina son of Mohammad Afzal Raina, Yawar Ahmad Magray son of Nazir Ahmad Magary both residents of Ainoo Aishmuqam and Javid Ahmad Merasee son of Bashir Ahmad Merasee resident of Ishnard Govass Aishmuqam. During checking, 7Kgs of Charas like substance has been recovered from their possession.

In Baramulla, a police party elina during naka checking at Delina Ghat intercepted a vehicle bearing registration No. DL3CAD-2779 with three persons on board. During checking, 35 grams of Heroin like substance was recovered from their possession. They have been identified as Jan Mohammad Lone @Jagawar son of late Mohd Maqbool Lone resident of Shaheen Mohalla Delina, Nadeem Ahmad Mir son of Bashir Ahmad resident of Darpora Delina and Maroof Ahmad Khan son of Mohd Younis Khan resident of Ramgai Uri.

Similarly, a police party of PP Mirgund during naka checking at Harthrat Pattan intercepted a suspicious person who tried to flee from the spot but was apprehended tactfully. During search, 35 grams of Charas and 2.2Kgs of Poppy Straw like substance concealed in a carrying bag were recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Javid Ahmad Mir son of Ali Mohammad Mir resident of Chenabal Pattan, the spokesman said.

All the arrested drug peddlers have been shifted to respective police stations where they remain in custody. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in respective police stations and further investigation has been initiated, the spokesman added.

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