Two Drug Peddlers Held With 15 Kg Poppy Straw: Police

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SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession.

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A police spokesman in a statement said that the two arrested drug peddlers have been identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Bhat resident of Renzipora and Waseem Ahmad Wani resident of Baderwan Pulwama and were arrested while they were travelling in Auto Load Carrier bearing registration number JK03F-8420 from Pulwama to Awantipora.

The spokesman said that officers were able to recover 15 kgs of Poppy Straw from their possession. The vehicle used in the commission of the crime has also been seized.

“Accordingly, a case FIR Number 150 /2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Awantipora and further investigation initiated,” said the spokesman.

“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. Police has resolved to deal robustly with drug peddlers,” he said.

“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 a police spokesman in a statement.

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