Woman among 5 drug peddlers arrested in Baramulla

Baramulla, Jan 5: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested 5 drug peddlers including a lady drug peddler in Baramulla and recovered contraband substances from their possession.

A police party of Police Station Baramulla headed by SHO PS Baramulla at a checkpoint established at Kralhar Baramulla intercepted a vehicle (Tata Venture) bearing registration number JK05D-3072 with five persons including a lady on board. During the search, 45 grams of brown sugar and 345 grams of charas-like substance was recovered from their possession. They have been identified as Sharik Ahmad Sheikh, Sharif Ahmad Sheikh, Irfan Ahmad Sheikh, and a lady, all residents of Dewan Bagh Baramulla and Bakir Ahmad Rather resident of Chandsooma Kanispora. They have been arrested and shifted to the police station where they remain in custody.

Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered at police Station Baramulla 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 the 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.

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