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Police arrests two drug peddlers in Baramulla & Tral

Poppy cultivation destroyed in Sopore & Awantipora

Post by RK Online Desk on Friday, June 2, 2023

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Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested 02 drug peddlers and recovered contraband substances from their possession. Besides, poppy cultivation have been destroyed in Sopore & Awantipora.

A spokesperson said that a Police party of PP Wussan at a checkpoint established at Noorbagh Crossing Wussan, arrested a drug peddler identified as Sarvar Ahmad Ganie son of Ab Bashir Ganie resident of Wussan Khoie. During search, 53 grams of Charas was recovered from his possession. He has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody. 

Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation has been initiated. 

Similarly, Police Station Tral received a specific information that one person namely Farooq Ahmad Lone son of Ab Ahad Lone resident of Gulabagh Wanbathu Tral has indulged in drug peddling and hoarded huge quantity of narcotic substances in his residential house. 

Acting swiftly, a police party led by SHO Police Station Tral along with concerned Executive Magistrate raided the specific spot. During search, officers were able to recover 17 Kgs of Poppy Straw from the said residential house. The accused was arrested and shifted to police station where he remain in custody.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 47/2023 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Tral and further investigation has been initiated.

Meanwhile, Police launched a special drive against poppy cultivation and destroyed poppy cultivation spread nearly about 05 Kanals at Shahabad Awantipora. 

Similarly, Police along with Excise department in Sopore, destroyed poppy cultivation spread over vast area of land at Adipora Sopore in the jurisdiction of Police Station Sopore. 

Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddling in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. 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.

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