Two drug peddlers arrested in Srinagar; Contraband substance, cash seized

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Srinagar

Police on Friday claimed to have arrested two drug peddlers in Srinagar and seized contraband substance and cash from their possession.

A police spokesman said that two persons identified as Manzoor Ahmad Mir alias Manna Tiger son of Abdul Khaliq Mir resident of Kadlabal Pampore and Ilyas Bashir Khanday son of Bashir Ahmad resident of Drangbal who were travelling in a vehicle bearing Registration No. JK01J 2828, were arrested for drug supply offences and have been taken to Police Station Ram Munshi Bagh where they remain in custody.

“Officers at the checkpoint established near Hotel International R. M. Bagh have seized some quantity of heroin and cash of Rs 12,000 from their possession,” said the spokesman.

He said that in this regard, a case FIR No 23/2019 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Ram Munshi Bagh and investigation has been taken up.

“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,” said the spokesman.

“Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace,” said police spokesman in a statement.

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