Police arrests notorious drug peddler in Shopian; contraband substance recovered

June 14: Continuing its unwavering efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in Shopian under the supervision of SSP Shopian arrested a notorious drug peddler and recovered Heroin like contraband substance from his possession.

A police party from Police Station Shopian at a checkpoint established at Palpora Rawalpora crossing, intercepted a suspicious person who tried to flee from the spot but was apprehended. During search, heroin like contraband substance weighing about 312 grams (worth crores in international market) was recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Hilal Ahmad Dar son of Gh Ahmad Dar resident of Vehil Shopian. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Shopian where he remains in custody.

Accordingly, a case FIR No. 80/2024 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Shopian and investigation was taken up.

We urge the common masses that if you witness drug peddling or any other crime anywhere near you, feel free to contact nearest police establishment or dial 112. People are requested to cooperate with police in curbing the menace of drugs from the society. We reassure the community members that police will act tough against the criminals as per law.```