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Police arrests three drug peddlers in Budgam, Kulgam

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

He said that in Budgam, a police party intercepted a Motorcycle bearing registration number JK04H -8764 ridden by two persons. They were identified as Bilal Ahmed Wani son of Mohammad Sultan Wani and Showket Ahmad Wani son of Ghulam Hassan Wani, both residents of Thokerpora.

During search, poppy straw like substance weighing about 8kg 100 grams, 36 grams charas, 03 mobile phones and cash amount of Rupees 1000 (believed to be proceeds of narcotics) were recovered from their possession. They have been arrested and the vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized.

Meanwhile, in Kulgam, a police party intercepted a suspicious person who tried to flee from the spot but was apprehended tactfully. During search, 5.5 Kgs of Poppy Straw like contraband substance concealed in a nylon bag was recovered from his procession. He has been identified as Sareer Ahmad Itoo son of Abdul Rashid Itoo resident of Sonigam. He has been 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 investigations have been initiated, the spokesman added.

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