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Police arrests five drug peddlers in Baramulla and Kulgam

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Bank account of a notorious drug smuggler freezed in Bandipora

Srinagar: Police arrested five drug peddlers in Baramulla and Kulgam and recovered contraband substances from their possession besides police also froze bank account of a notorious drug smuggler in Bandipora, a police spokesman said Monday.

He said that in Baramulla, a police party at a checkpoint established at Palhallan Pattan, intercepted a vehicle (Swift) bearing registration number JK01M-7247 with four persons onboard.

During their search, 265 grams of Heroin like contraband substance was recovered from their possession. They were identified as Ashiq Illahi Parray son of Abdul Razaq resident of Lawaypora HMT Srinagar, Mohammad Asif Bhat son of Ghulam Ahmad, Bilal Ahmad Bhat son of Gulzar Ahmad both residents of Noorbagh Maloora Srinagar and Altaf Ahmad Mir son of Ghulam Mohammad resident of Malpora Warpora Sopore. They have been arrested and shifted to a police station where they remain in custody. The vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized, the spokesman added.

He said that in Kulgam, a police party intercepted a suspicious person carrying a bag. During search, officers were able to recover 4.5Kgs of Poppy Straw like contraband substance concealed in the bag from his possession. He has been identified as Jora Singh son of Darshan Singh resident of Dohalan Ludhiana, Punjab. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody.

Accordingly, case under relevant sections of law has been registered at respective police stations & investigations have been initiated, the spokesman added.

Moreover, police in Bandipora freezed a bank account having savings of Rs 1,70,807 belonging to a narcotics smuggler identified as Aamir Rashid Sheikh son of Abdul Rashid Sheikh resident of Shilvat Sumbal. The bank account has been freezed under section 68F (2) of NDPS Act by the competent authority and administrator, SAFEM (New Delhi). The accused drug smuggler was involved in Case FIR No.147/2023 NDPS Act of Police Station Sumbal. All these savings were illegally acquired by the accused through the sale of narcotic contraband substances, the spokesman added.


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