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Drug peddler arrested in Handwara; Contraband substance recovered

July 25: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested a drug peddler in Handwara and recovered contraband substance from his possession.

Officers from Police Post Zachaldara at a checkpoint established at Sultanpora bridge intercepted a person in a suspicious condition who tried to flee from the spot but was apprehended tactfully. He has been identified as Farooq Ahmad Dar son of Mohammad Sultan resident of Lachipora. During checking, officers were able to recover 190 grams of charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 242/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Handwara and investigation has been taken up.

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.

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