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Police arrests three drug peddlers in Awantipora, Budgam

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Srinagar: Police arrested three drug peddlers in Awantipora and Budgam and recovered contraband, psychotropic substances from their possession, a police spokesman said Thursday.

He said that in Awantipora, a police party at a checkpoint established at Bajwani Tral arrested a drug peddler identified as Mohammad Amin Malik son of Ghulam Nabi Malik resent of Lurgam Tral. During search, 2000 capsules of banned drug was recovered from his possession. He has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody.

Moreover, a police party at a checkpoint established near Toll Plaza Awantipora intercepted a vehicle (Auto Rickshaw) bearing registration number JK01AR-2030 driven by Mushtaq Ahmad Chopan son of Abdul Samad Chopan resident of Hawal Srinagar. During search, 52 grams of charas was recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody.

In Budgam, a police party during routine naka checking at Qumiroo Crossing intercepted a person, who on seeing the police party tried to flee from the spot but was apprehended tactfully. He has been identified as Bashir Ahmed Hajam son of Ghulam Ahmad Hajam resident of Qumiroo. During search, 4 Kgs 660 grams of Poppy Straw like substance in powder form was recovered 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 investigations have been initiated, the spokesman added.


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