February 10: “`Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in a series of actions have arrested 06 drug peddlers in Ganderbal, Kupwara & Bandipora and recovered huge quantity of contraband substances from their possession.

In Ganderbal, officers from PS Lar at a checkpoint established at Repora Lar intercepted a suspicious person carrying bags. He has been identified as Ghulam Nabi Bhat @Zadoo son of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat resident of Repora Lar Ganderbal. During checking, officers were able to recover 4.8Kgs of Cannabis from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station.

During preliminary investigation, it came to fore that the contraband substance was meant for sale among the youth of the area.

In Kupwara, a police party of PS Trehgam at a checkpoint established at Trehgam Market arrested three drug peddlers identified as Noorul Hassan Bhagat son of Ab Ahad Bhagat resident of Bhagat Mohalla Trehgam, Mohd Ashraf Ganai @Ashtar son of Wali Mohammad Ganie and Mohd Aslam Malik son of Wali Mohammad Malik both resident of Rampora Hayan. During checking, 65grams of Charas have been recovered from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody.

Similarly in Bandipora, officers from PS Hajin at a checkpoint established at Hajin Bridge arrested 02 drug peddlers and recovered 150 grams of Charas from their possession.

Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in respective Police Stations and further investigation has been initiated.

Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.“`


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