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Police arrests 11 drug peddlers across Kashmir valley

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Srinagar: Police arrested 11 drug peddlers in Baramulla, Sopore and Budgam and recovered contraband, psychotropic substances from their possession, a police spokesman said Tuesday.

He said that in Baramulla, a police party at a checkpoint established at Sultanpora, intercepted a person identified as Sajad Rasool Dar son of Ghulam Rasool Dar resident of Palhallan Pattan. During search, 53 grams of Charas like substance was recovered from his possession.

Similarly, a police party at a checkpoint established at Laghama-Paranpeelan road near Forest hut, intercepted 04 persons identified as Nowkhaiz Khan Awan son of Kalu Khan Awan, Yasir Ahmad Khan son of Shakeel Ahmad both residents of Paranpeelan, Abdul Waheed Ganie son of Abdul Qayoom resident of Tilawari and Sibti Hassan Halwai son of Ibin Hassan resident of Kila Kiratpur Bijnor UP at present Uri.  During search, 70 grams of Charas like substance was recovered from their possession.

In Sopore, a police party at a checkpoint established at Hadipora Chowk intercepted 03 persons identified as Farooq Ahmad Malla @Hilal son of Abdul Rahim resident of Hadipora Rafiabad, Firdous Ahmad Dar son of Muhammad Sultan Dar and Riyaz Ahmad Ganie son of Ghulam Muhammad Ganie both the residents of Reban.  During search, 100 grams of Charas like substance, cash amounting to ₹4400 (believed to be proceeds of narcotic crime) and three mobile phones were recovered from their possession.

Similarly, a police party at a checkpoint established at Laiser Crossing intercepted a person identified as Mehraj ud Din Mir son of Abdul Khaliq Mir resident of Omar Colony Chijhama Rafiabad. During search, 50 grams of charas like substance, cash amounting to ₹13500 (believed to be proceeds of narcotic crime) and a mobile phone was recovered from his possession, the spokesman added.

In Budgam, during routine naka checking near Srinagar International Airport, police party of Police Post Humhama intercepted a vehicle (Maruti Alto) bearing registration No JK04H -8579 driven by Javid Ahmed Dar son of Abdul Ahad Dar resident of Gagoo Humhama.  During search of said vehicle, charas like substance weighing about 70 grams and 58 Strips of Alprazolam was recovered from his possession. Vehicle used in commission of crime has also been seized, the spokesman added.

Similarly, during Naka checking at Khansahib, a police party intercepted a suspicious person carrying two nylon bags who on seeing police party tried to flee from the spot however was tactfully apprehended. He has been identified as Khurshid Ahmed Mir son of Gh Mohd Mir resident of Khansahib. During search, semi grinded charas like substance weighing about 2kg and 380 grams was recovered from his possession, he added.

All the accused persons have been arrested and 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 taken up, the spokesman added.


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