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3 drug peddlers arrested in Valley

May 2, 2024

SRINAGAR: In continuation of its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from society,  Police have arrested 03 drug peddlers in Budgam & Kulgam and recovered contraband substances & cash from their possession.

In Kulgam, a police party of Police Station Yaripora during patrolling near Behibrada, intercepted a suspicious person who tried to flee from the spot but was apprehended tactfully. During the 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.

“We urge the common masses that if you witness drug peddling or any other crime anywhere near you, feel free to contact nearest police establishment or dial 112. People are requested to cooperate with police in curbing the menace of drugs from the society. We reassure the community members that police will act tough against the criminals as per law,” a police statement said.

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