2 Anantnag residents among 3 held with huge consignment of drugs in Sopore, case registered: Police - JK REVOLUTION
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2 Anantnag residents among 3 held with huge consignment of drugs in Sopore, case registered: Police

Appeals people to join hands to eradicate drug menace, says drug dealers won't be spared

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Waris Fayaz

Sopore, Feb 10 : Jammu and Kashmir Police here in north Kashmir’s Sopore on Friday said that they have arrested three notorious drug peddlers and suppliers along with huge consignment of contraband substances and that further investigations in this regard have been initiated.

A police official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a vehicle bearing registration number JK03D-2694 was intercepted by a Naka party headed by the SHO PS Amargrah, Imtiaz Ahmed under the supervision of SDPO Sopore, Raies Ahmed near Lalad village along national highway in which two persons were boarding and heading towards main town Sopore.

Upon searching the vehicle, 10 kilograms of Charas like substance were recovered from the vehicle and the duo was arrested on the spot, he said.

The apprehended duo during initial investigation revealed their identity as Shabir Ahmad Wagay, son of Ali Mohammad Wagay and Gulzar Ahmad Mir, son of Abdul Gani Mir—both residents of Dupatyar Bijbehara in Anantnag.

Meanwhile, in a similar action, a notorious drug peddler identified as Irfan Syed Antoo, son of Mohammad Syed Antoo of Amberpora, Tarzoo was arrested by a police party led by I/C PP Putkha, Irfan Ahmed at Sangrama chowk along with 13 bottles of codeine from a carry bag.

Officials said that separate cases were registered under FIR number 07/2023 and FIR number 08/2023 under relevant sections of law at Police Station Tarzoo and Amargrah in Sopore, adding that further investigations are going on.

Meanwhile, Sopore Police urged the general public to come forward and join hands to eradicate the drug menace from the society. Police also said that such operations will continue in the future with same vigour and zeal and the drug peddlers will be dealt as per law—(KNO)

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