2 drug peddlers arrested; contraband, cash recovered

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SRINAGAR: Acting tough against drug dealings, Awantipora Police arrested two drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession. Cash amounting to Rs 96,000 was also seized by Police.
As per details, officers at a check point established at Reshipora near Panzgam Dogripora Crossing intercepted a GETZ car (DL3CAL-3718) with two persons onboard, who were identified as Maqsood Ahmad Lone, resident of Check Rajpora and Mohammad Ayoub Khan, resident of Khankah Awantipora. During checking, 15 Kg contraband substance (Grinded Cannabis) was recovered from their possession. Besides, officers also seized cash amount of Rs 96,000 from them. Both the accused were arrested and shifted to Police Station Awantipora. During investigation, officers learnt that seized money from arrested drug peddlers pertained to proceeds of the narcotic substances. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 196/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Awantipora and further investigation has been initiated.

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