4 notorious drug peddlers held: Police
14 Kilograms charas recovered
Srinagar: Continuing its drive “War against drugs”, Jammu and Kashmir Police has arrested four notorious drug peddlers in Kupwara and recovered 14 Kilograms of charas from their possession, police said on Thursday.
A spokesman of police said that three notorious drug peddlers were arrested from Dragmulla area of the district who were identified as Abdul Majid Khan son of Mohammad Yousuf, Muhktiyar Ahmad Khan son of Gazi Mohammad Khan and Jan Mohammad Lachi son of Mohammad Akbar Lachi, all residents of Dilbagh Lolab. 13 kilograms of charas, concealed in a Santro vehicle bearing registration No. DL3CAL 6492 was recovered.
“In another instance, a police party of Police Post Bazar arrested a drug peddler from Kupwara town and recovered 01 kg of charas from his possession, which was concealed in a Tavera vehicle bearing registration number JK01-9317. The arrested person has been identified as Manzoor Ahmad Sofi resident of Sohipora Kupwara A/P Bramri Kupwara”, the spokesman added.
“Case FIR numbers 65/2018 and 67/2018 under section 8/20 NDPS act have been registered respectively in both the cases in P/S Kupwara and investigations are going on’, he added.
“Kupwara Police has so far recovered 21 Kgs Charas and 500 gms Heroine and arrested 09 drug peddlers including a notorious lady drug peddler in the current year 2018” , the spokesman added.
Meanwhile, residents of Kupwara district have expressed their gratitude to J&K Police Chief Dr. S.P Vaid, under whose directions and guidance J&K Police is committed to eradicate drug menace from the society which according to them is ruining and effecting the career and health of the young generation. People of the Kupwara have also eulogized the role of Kupwara Police for launching effective campaign against drug peddlers and sale of psychotropic substances in the district.
SSP has appealed the local residents to come forward and help the police to eradicate this menace from the society. He also said that this anti-drug drive shall continue to make the society drug free.