Kulgam Police arrests drug peddler; contraband substance recovered

April 18:``Continuing its efforts to eradicate menace of drugs from the society, Police in Kulgam have arrested one notorious drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession.

Acting on specific information, officers at a checkpoint established at Levdora Qazigund intercepted a suspicious vehicle bearing registration number JK03B-8948 with one person on board. He has been identified as Javeed Ahmad Bhat son of Mohd Jamal Bhat resident of Kuchpora Qazigund. During search officers were able to recover 12kgs 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 crime has also been seized.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 72/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Qazigund and further investigation into the matter 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.```