Srinagar, Nov 15: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from society, Police have arrested 4 drug peddlers including a notorious and wanted lady drug peddler in Baramulla and Sopore and recovered contraband substances from their possession.
In Baramulla, a police party of Police Station Tangmarg headed by SHO PS Tangmarg under the supervision of SDPO Tangmarg at a checkpoint established at Sharai Tangmarg intercepted 2 persons. During the search, 65 grams of charas like contraband substance was recovered from their possession. They have been identified as Bashir Ahmad Magray resident of Drooru and Javid Ahmad Ganie resident of Shrai.
Meanwhile, a police party of Police Station Baramulla headed by SHO PS Baramulla under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Baramulla arrested a notorious and wanted lady drug peddler at Dewanbagh near Grid Station. She has been identified as Afroza Begum @ Afree wife of Late Fayaz Ahmad Dar resident of Ganie Hamam Baramulla A/P Hygam Sopore. During the search, 60 grams of contraband Brown Sugar like substance was recovered from her possession.
In Sopore, a police party of Police Post Watergam at a checkpoint established at Ziyarat Shareef Berhampura intercepted a suspicious person who after noticing police party tried to flee from the spot but was apprehended tactfully. He has been identified as Muhammad Nadeem Mir @Shiaya resident of Behrampura Rafiabad. During the search, 12 bottles of codeine phosphate were recovered from his possession.
All the accused have been arrested and shifted to respective police stations where they remain in custody. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective police stations and investigation has 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,” police said.