5 drug peddlers arrested in Baramulla, Kulgam | Contraband substance recovered

Srinagar, Nov 6: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested 5 drug peddlers in Baramulla and Kulgam and recovered contraband substances from their possession besides freezing the bank account of a notorious drug smuggler in Bandipora.

In Baramulla, a police party of Police Post Palhallan headed by Incharge Police Post Palhallan under the supervision of SDPO Pattan at a checkpoint established at Palhallan Pattan, intercepted a vehicle (Swift) bearing registration number JK01M-7247 with 4 persons onboard. During their search, 265 grams of Heroin like contraband substance was recovered from their possession. They were identified as Ashiq Illahi Parray resident of Lawaypora HMT Srinagar, Mohammad Asif Bhat, Bilal Ahmad Bhat both residents of Noorbagh Maloora Srinagar and Altaf Ahmad Mir resident of Malpora Warpora Sopore. They have been arrested and shifted to the police station where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized.

In Kulgam, a police party headed by SHO Police Station Kulgam while patrolling at Chawalgam crossing intercepted a suspicious person carrying a bag. During the search, officers were able to recover 4.5 kgs of poppy straw like contraband substance concealed in the bag from his possession. He has been identified as Jora Singh resident of Dohalan Ludhiana, Punjab. He has been arrested and shifted to PS where he remains in custody.

Accordingly a case under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective police stations and investigations have been initiated.

Moreover, police in Bandipora freezed a bank account having savings of Rs 1,70,807 belonging to a narcotics smuggler namely Aamir Rashid Sheikh resident of Shilvat Sumbal. The bank account has been frozen under section 68F (2) of NDPS Act by the competent authority and administrator, SAFEM (New Delhi). The accused drug smuggler was involved in Case FIR No.147/2023 NDPS Act of Police Station Sumbal. All these savings were illegally acquired by the accused through the sale of narcotic contraband substances.

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