Five drug peddlers arrested: Police

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Srinagar

Police on Saturday said it recovered huge quantity of banned drugs and arrested five drug peddlers.

A police spokesman in a statement said, “five persons identified as Abdul Hamid Ganaie son of Ghulam Ahmad Ganaie resident of Jandwal Pulwama, Mohammad Irfan Kumar son of Gulzar Ahmad Kumar resident of Chandgam Pulwama, Showkat Ahmad Nengroo son of Ghulam Hassan Nengroo resident of Prichoo Pulwama, Irshad Ahmad Naik son of Ghulam Nabi Naik resident of Kakapora Pulwama and Sajad Ahmad Lone son of Manzoor Ahmad Lone resident of Waghama Bijbehara were apprehended for the drug supply offences.”

“They have been taken to Police Station Pulwama where they remain in custody,” said the spokesman.

“Officers have seized 86.4 Kilograms of Poppy straw and banned pharmaceutical substances from their possession,” he said.

“Case FIR No’s.  123/19, 124/19, 126/19, 127/19, 130/19 under relevant sections of law have been registered in Police Station Pulwama and initiated investigations in the matter,” said the spokesman.

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