SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday claimed to have arrested a lady drug peddler among two in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
A police spokesman in a statement said that acting on specific information that a lady drug smuggler namely Razia Begum alias Bulbul wife of Zakir Hussain Shah and her acquaintance Aftab Ahmad Shah son of late Altaf Ahmad Shah, both residents of Takiya Bahadurkote are on way in Cheterkote area to sell narcotics among the youth of Karnah, a joint naka was established by Incharge Police Post Teetwal G M Bhat including lady Police officials and local Army unit 6 JAK RIF in presence of local Executive Magistrate Chamkote.
The spokesman said that during naka checking the duo was apprehended and heroin like substances weighing 35 grams & 43 grams respectively was recovered from their possession.
“FIR under relevant sections of NDPS Act has been registered in Police Station Karnah and investigations were taken up,” he said.
Pertinent to mention here that the husband of the lady drug smuggler and her two brothers are already in jail for their involvement in narcotics smuggling from across the LoC.
“The arrest of the lady is a big breakthrough for Police as she is suspected to be deeply involved in cross LoC smuggling of the narcotics in Karnah area of the district,” said a police spokesman in a statement.