Police in a series of actions have arrested eight drug peddlers from Awantipora, Sopore, and Kulgam. Contraband substances have also been recovered from their possessions.
According to a police statement, “in Awantipora, officers at a checkpoint established near MEI School Pampore intercepted three persons identified as Tabish Rafiq, Mudasir Ahmad both residents of Namblabal Pampore and Sahil Arshid resident of Kadalbal Pampore. During checking, officers were able to recover 11 grams of heroin from their possession. Meanwhile, in another action, officers at a checkpoint established at Dahwatoo intercepted a Safari bearing registration number JK01X-1234 with one person on board identified as Shabir Ahmad Khan resident of Lethpora Awantipora. During checking, officers were able to recover 5Kgs of grinded cannabis and 500 grams of charas from his possession.”
Furthermore, in Sopore, officers at a checkpoint established in the jurisdiction of Police Post Watergam intercepted two persons riding on a motorcycle bearing registration number JK05E-0817. They have been identified as Faisal Aijaz resident of Reban Rafiabad and Ishfaq Ahmad Itoo resident of Chijhama Rafiabad. During checking, officers were able to recover 05 bottles of Codeine Phosphate and 04 strips of Spasmoproxyvon from their possession.
“In Kulgam, officers at a checkpoint established at Zig Mode Qazigund on NHW intercepted a vehicle Taveera bearing registration No.JK19-0966 with two persons on board. They have been identified as Umer Majid Sheikh resident of Dardgund Qazigund and Umer Farooq resident of Fazalabad Surankot district Poonch. During checking, officers were able to recover 110 grams of Charas like substance from their possession.