July 10: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested a drug peddler in Kulgam and recovered contraband substance from his possession.
Officers from Police Post Jawahal Tunnel at a checkpoint established near Command Post Jawahar Tunnel intercepted a vehicle bearing registration number JK02AM-3663 driven by one person identified as Parvaiz Din son of Sardar Ali resident of Check Suijjan Kathua, Jammu. During checking, officers were able to recover 03 Kgs of Poppy straw from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of the crime has also been seized.
Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 171/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at 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. 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.