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Eight drug peddlers arrested in Kulgam: Police

Srinagar: Continuing its drive against drug dealings, Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested eight drug peddlers in Kulgam and recovered a huge cache of contraband substance from their possession.

In a statement a spokesperson said, “During intervening night of 24/25 November, officers at a check point established at Dalwach crossing Qazigund intercepted two vehicles bearing registration numbers JK17-6970 and JK02BE-6782 with eight persons on board. They have been identified as Saqib Ali Zargar resident of Ziyarat Gali Kishtwar, Waseem Mohd Trag resident of Mili Ped Kishtwar, Abdul Mujeeb Khanday resident of Saragawadi Thakrie Kishtwar, Abdul Ahad Malik and Abdul Rashid Malik both residents of Checki Badwani and Danish Fayaz Makhoomi, Tawheed Fayaz Makhdoomi, Nazir Ahmad Dar all residents of Shoda Gali Qazigund.”

During checking officers were able to recover 39 kilogram of Charas in raw form and 70gms in solid form from their possession, the statement said.

Adding that they have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Qazigund where they remain in custody. The vehicles used in the commission of crime have also been seized.

Accordingly, case FIR No. 307/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Qazigund and investigation has been initiated.

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.

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