The Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday arrested four drug peddlers in separate places and contraband substances were recovered from their possession.
The spokesman said that police personnel at a checkpoint established at Waripora Safapora Ganderbal intercepted and arrested a drug peddler identified as Muhammad Ibrahim Bhat, son of Muhammad Ramzan Bhat, a resident of Waripora Safapora.
19 bottles of Codeine have been recovered from his possession. He has been shifted to Police Station Safarpora where he remains in custody, Police said.
Case FIR No. 11/2019 under relevant sections has been registered and investigation has been initiated in the matter.
In Sopore, Police arrested a drug peddler at a checkpoint and recovered psychotropic substances from his possession.
Officers at a checkpoint established at Khushal Colony MET road Sopore intercepted and arrested a drug peddler identified as Danish Ahmad Gojree, son of Mohammad Rajab Gojree, a resident of Badshah Masjid Batpora Sopore.
210 Tablets of Spasmoproxyvon have been recovered from his possession. He has been shifted to Police Station Tarzoo where he remains in custody. Case FIR No. 76/2019 under relevant sections has been registered in Police Station Tarzoo and investigation has been initiated.
Meanwhile, Budgam Police arrested two drug peddlers and seized apsychotropic substances from their possession.
Two persons identified as Parvaiz Ahmad Bhat, son of Ali Mohd Bhat, a resident of Galibabad HMT and Mohd Issa Shera, son of Mohd Akbar Shera, a resident of Hanjiwera Pattan were arrested for drug supply offences and shifted to Police Station Magam where they remain in custody.
Officers at the checkpoint established at Kawoosa Khalisa on Srinagar-Gulmarg road intercepted a Swift car bearing registration number DL9CAM-7341 and seized 4024 tablets of banned drugs from their possession. Vehicle has also been seized in the matter, police said.
In this regard, case FIR No. 103/2019 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Magam and further investigations have been taken up.
The police spokesman added that community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law.