Notorious drug peddler ‘Farooq Codeine’ arrested in Kupwara


J&K Police on Thursday arrested a “notorious” drug peddler and recovered 100 bottles of Codeine and some strips of proxyvon capsules from his possession in Kupwara. The peddler was identified as Farooq Ahmad Mir alias Farooq Codeine son of Sonaullah Mir, a resident of Muqam Awoora.

A case under FIR No 254/2017 under section 8/20 NDPS Act has been registered in Police Station Kupwara and investigation has been taken up.

Briefing the media, Shamsheer Hussain, SSP Kupwara said that the arrested person is a notorious drug peddler of the district and was also detained under PSA owing to his deep involvement in drug syndicate.

He further added that more arrests and recoveries are expected in future so as to bust the whole racket involved in sale of banned drugs and psychotropic substances.

The SSP said that J&K Police under the patronage of DGP J&K SP Vaid is committed to eradicate the drug menace from the society which is one of the commandments of J&K Police for the year 2017.

SSP Kupwara also appealed the local population to assist the police in its drive so as to make the Kupwara drug free. Local people of the area have hailed the role of Kupwara Police for launching effective campaign against drug peddlers and sale of psychotropic substances.


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