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Police arrests two drug peddlers in Anantnag, Kulgam

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Srinagar: Police arrested two drug peddlers in twin districts of South Kashmir’s Anantnag and Kulgam and recovered contraband, psychotropic substances from their possession, a police spokesman said Thursday.

He said that a police party at a checkpoint established at Hassanpora Crossing, intercepted a vehicle (Alto) bearing registration number JK02AM-9204 driven by Sajad Ahmad Bhat son of Ab Khaliq Bhat resident of Mooman Danjipora. During search, officers were able to recover 20 bottles of Codeine Phosphate from his possession. He has been arrested and the vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized, the spokesman added.

Meanwhile, in Kulgam, a specific information was received by police regarding the presence of contraband substance in the house of Mubashir Ahmad Bhat son of Bashir Ahmad Bhat resident of Nillow. Subsequently, a special team along with concerned Magistrate raided the spot and recovered 12 Kgs of Poppy Straw, a grinder and a digital weighing machine from the said residential house. The owner of the house was arrested and shifted to police station, the spokesman said.

Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective locations and investigations have been initiated, he added.

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