Lady Drug Peddler Arrested In Kashmir


SRINAGAR: Continuing its crackdown on drug peddlers and their accomplices, Awantipora Police successfully apprehended a female drug peddler in the Pampore area.

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According to a statement, the Police acted on specific intelligence and set up a special checkpoint at Gallander, under the leadership of SHO PS Pampore Syed Aqeel Shah-JKPS Dy.SP(P), and under the supervision of SDPO Pampore Shri Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir-JKPS. As a result, they arrested a female drug peddler identified as Safeeqa Begum, wife of Mohammad Shaban Ganie, residing in Lelhar Kakapora.

The police spokesperson reported that the lady drug peddler was found in possession of 1 kilogram and 800 grams of charas powder. The recovered drugs are considered a significant seizure in the fight against drug trafficking.

A case has been registered at Police Station Pampore under the relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS), with the FIR number 72/2023, as confirmed by the police spokesperson.

It is noteworthy that the arrest and seizure were conducted with the support and collaboration of the Executive Magistrate of Pampore, the Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) of Pampore, and the Legal Metrology Department of Pulwama, the spokesperson added.

The police spokesperson further emphasized that their consistent actions against drug peddlers aim to provide reassurance to the community members that efforts are being made to rid society of the menace of drug abuse.

The diligent efforts of the Awantipora Police in apprehending the female drug peddler and seizing a significant amount of drugs reflect their commitment to maintaining a drug-free community and ensuring the safety and well-being of its residents. (KS)


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