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Police arrests five drug peddlers from various areas

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Srinagar: Police arrested five drug peddlers in Handwara, Awantipora and Kulgam and recovered contraband substances from their possession, a police spokesman said Tuesday.

In Handwara, a police party at a checkpoint established at Pandithpora Kralgund intercepted a person identified as Mohammad Yaseen Malik son of Bashir Ahmad Malik resident of Humpora Kralgun. During search, 45 grams of charas like substance was recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody.

In Awantipora, a police party at a checkpoint established at Y Junction Barsoo Awantipora arrested a drug peddler identified as Aijaz Ahmad Sultan son of Sonnullah Sultan resident of Wanihama-Payeen Hazratbal Srinagar. During search, 18 grams of Charas like substance was recovered from his possession. He has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody.

In Kulgam, a police party during patrolling at Furrah near Railway Bridge intercepted two suspicious persons, who on noticing police party tried to flee from the spot but were apprehended tactfully by alert police party.

During search, 13 grams of Brown Sugar like contraband substance was recovered from their possession. The accused persons have been identified as Sameer Ahmad Sheikh son of Farooq Ahmad Sheikh resident of Bangi Dar Anantnag and Umer Ahmad Lone son of Mohd Ramzan Lone resident of Hangir Yaripora. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Qazigund where they remain in custody, the spokesman said.

Moreover, a police party at a checkpoint established at Mirbazar Chowk intercepted a suspicious person identified as Aadil Ahmad Khan Son of Gull Mohammad Khan resident of Ashajipora A/P Bangi Dar Anantnag. During search, officers were able to recover 05 grams of Brown Sugar 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 investigations have been initiated, the spokesman added.


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