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Police arrests three drug peddlers in Sopore, Kulgam

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Srinagar: Police arrested three drug peddlers in Sopore and Kulgam and recovered contraband substances from their possession, a police spokesman said Saturday.

He said that in Sopore, a police party at a checkpoint established at Dangerpora Adpuji Mohalla apprehended a drug peddler identified as Sahil Bashir @lala son of Bashir Ahmad Zargar resident of Behrampora Rafiabad. During search, Psychotropic substances was recovered from his possession. He has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody.

In Kulgam, a police party at a checkpoint established at Mirbazar Chowk intercepted a suspicious person identified as Amir Ahmad Shaikh son of Manzoor Ahmaf Shaikh a resident of Churat, Qazigund. During search, officers were able to recover 1.8Kg of Poppy Straw like contraband substance concealed in a nylon bag from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody.

Meanwhile, a police party at a checkpoint established at Railway Crossing Harnag intercepted a suspicious person identified as Zahoor Ahmad Khan son of Surab Khan resident of Mudhanpor Khandria, Delhi. During search, officers were able to recover 140 gram of Cannabis like contraband substance from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody.

Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective police stations and further investigation have been initiated, the spokesman added.


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