Police arrests 05 drug peddlers in Awantipora, Sopore _190Kgs Poppy Straw, Codeine recovered_

November 20:`Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in a series of action have arrested five drug peddlers and recovered a huge quantity of contraband substances from their possession.

In Awantipora, a police party headed by SHO PS Khrew during naka checking at village Munpora Androosa intercepted a vehicle (Truck) bearing registration No. PB19H-0454 with three persons on board. During search, 190Kgs of Poppy Straw concealed in 22 apple boxes were recovered from the said vehicle. Among the three accused persons, two accused identified as Balraj Singh son of Rugvinder Singh resident of Jamalpora Leeli Ludhiana Punjab and Danish Gaffar son of Ab Gaffar Ganie resident of Pahoo Pulwama have been arrested, while the third accused person managed to escape from the spot and efforts are on to effect his arrest. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR No.73/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Khrew and investigation has been initiated.

In Sopore, a police party of PS Sopore during patrolling at Shalpora area Sopore arrested three suspected persons who tried to escape but were apprehended tactfully. During search, 12 bottles of Codeine were recovered from their possession. They have been identified as Nazir Ahmad Shah @Bedaan son of Muhammad Yousuf Shah, Nasir Ahmad Shah @Anta son of Muhammad Yousuf Shah, both residents of Neharpora Sopore and Danish Yousuf Bhat son of Muhammad Yousuf Bhat resident of Neharpora A/P Shalimar Colony Sopore. They have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 258/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Sopore 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.```