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Police arrests eight drug peddlers

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Srinagar: Police arrested eight drug peddlers in Baramulla, Kulgam and Awantipora and recovered contraband substances from their possession, a police spokesman said Monday

He said that a police party arrested a drug peddler identified as Amir Hussain Dar son of Mohammad Sultan Dar resident of Wagoora at a checkpoint established at Kachwa Muqam Chandoosa.

During search, 50 grams of Charas like substance was recovered from his possession. Similarly, a police party arrested a drug peddler identified as Parvaiz Ahmad Lone son of Ab Rashid Lone resident of Ferozpora Tangmarg during naka checking at Ferozpora Tangmarg. During search, 30 grams of Charas like substance was recovered from his possession.

Meanwhile, a police party during naka checking at Durhama Wagoora intercepted a suspicious person carrying nylon bag who tried to flee but was apprehended tactfully. During search, 4Kgs of contraband Poppy Straw and 01gram of Brown Sugar like substance was recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Abdul Hameed Najar son of Mohd Akbar Najar resident of Goshbugh.

Moreover, a police party during patrolling at Hardu Aboora Bridge arrested a drug peddler identified as Manzoor Ahmad Hajam son of Mohammad Sultan Hajam resident of Tarhama Kunzer who upon seeing the Patrolling party tried to flee from the spot but was apprehended tactfully. During search, 25grams of Charas like substance was recovered from his possession, the spokesman said.

In another action, a police party arrested two drug peddlers identified as Reyaz Ahmad Khan & Tariq Ahmad Khan both sons of Ghulam Nabi Khan, both residents of Janbazpora Baramulla during naka checking at Janbazpora Baramulla. During search, 85 grams of Charas like substance was recovered from their possession.

In Kulgam, a special team of police at a checkpoint established near Laroo crossing intercepted a suspicious person carrying a bag. During checking, 11 Bottles of Codeine phosphate (Cofmaster-C each 100ml) like contraband substance was recovered from the bag. He has been identified as Alyas Ahmad Ganie son of Gull Mohammad Ganie resident of Laroo, Kulgam. He has been arrested and shifted to PS where he remains in custody, the spokesman said.

In Awantipora, a police party arrested a drug peddler at Panzgam Crossing. During search, 510 grams of charas like substance was recovered from his possession. The arrested drug peddler has been identified as Sheeraz Ahmad Dar son of Ab Rashid Dar resident of Ladermud.

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

Meanwhile, police booked two notorious drug smugglers under PIT NDPS Act in Baramulla.

The two notorious drug smugglers identified as Jan Mohammad Lone @Jagawar son of Late Mohammad Maqbool Lone resident of Shaheen Mohalla Delina and Aijaz Ahmad Dar @ Dar son of Habibullah Dar resident of Shalteng Srinagar, have been booked under PIT NDPS Act after obtaining formal detention orders from the competent authority. The booked drug peddlers have been detained and subsequently lodged in Central Jail Kot-Balwal Jail Jammu, the spokesman said.

He said that many cases are registered against these drug peddlers and were involved in promoting drug abuse trade by supplying drugs to local youth of Pattan, Kreeri Wagoora and other areas of District Baramulla. Despite their involvement in many FIRs, they did not mend their activities and were again involved in promoting drug abuse trade by supplying drugs to local youth, he said.


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