SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Police said they have arrested a drug peddler in Sopore after evading his arrest for a long time. He was identified as Muhammad Rafiq Lone son of Muhammad Yousuf Lone resident of Nadihal Rafiabad.
The arrest was made by SHO Police Station Panzalla. The accused has been produced before the competent court and has been remanded to police custody for further questioning.
Police have asked civil society to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt with as per law.
There were many other arrests in drug-related cases.
Officers from Police Post Shadipora at a checkpoint established near Shadipora Bridge intercepted two persons in a suspicious manner who tried to flee away from the spot but were apprehended tactfully by the alert police party. During checking, officers were able to recover 24 bottles of Codeine Phosphate from their possession. They have been identified as Mohammad Yaseen Ganai son of Bashir Ahmad Ganie and Mohammad Younis Ganie son of Mohammad Rafiq Ganie both residents of Arampora Sumbal.
Similarly in Sopore, officers from PP Watergam under the supervision of SDPO Rafiabad at a checkpoint established at Ladoora crossing intercepted one person identified as Bilal Ahmad Ganie son of Munawar Ahmad Ganie resident of Ladoora Rafiabad. During checking, officers were able to recover 1520 capsules of Spasmoproxyvon tablets from his possession.
All the accused persons have been arrested and shifted to respective police stations where they remain in custody.