Police arrests 03 drug peddlers in Anantnag, contraband substance recovered

March 28: Continuing its unwavering efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in Anantnag have arrested three drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession.

A police party from Police Post Sangam at a checkpoint established near Tulkhan Crossing Sangam intercepted a vehicle (Santro) bearing registration number JK03B-1781. During search of the vehicle, about 17 Kgs of Poppy Straw was recovered from the said vehicle. Three persons boarding the vehicle identified as Sajad Ahmad Dass son of Mohd Sultan Dass, Javid Ahmad Mantoo son of Wali Mohd Mantoo, both residents of Waghama Bijbehara and Muzaffar Ahmad Sheikh son of Nazir Ahmad Sheikh resident of Tulkhan Bijbehara were arrested. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized.

In this regard, a case under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Bijbehara and investigation has been taken up.

Our consistent actions against menace drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making continuous efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.```