Kupwara Police arrests notorious drug peddler; contraband substance recovered

May 10:`Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in Kupwara have arrested a notorious drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession.

Officers from Police Station Trehgam at a checkpoint established at Kawari Awoora Trehgam intercepted a vehicle bearing registration number JK09C-0653 driven by one person identified as Ghulam Mohammad Bhat son of Mohammad Sadeeq Bhat resident of Kawari Awoora. During checking, officers were able to recover 80 grams of heroin 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. 37/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Trehgam 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.```