5 drug peddlers arrested; contraband, cash recovered

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SRINAGAR: Police, in a series of action against drug dealings, arrested five drug peddlers in Anantnag & Kulgam. Contraband substance, illicit liquor and cash was also recovered from their possession.
In Anantnag, officers at a checkpoint established at Khanabal intercepted a person identified as Nisar Ahmad Mandoo, resident of Batpora, Khanabal. During search, officers were able to recover 11 grams of Heroin from his possession. He was arrested and shifted to police station where he remained under custody. In this regard, case FIR No. 68/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Anantnag and further investigation is in progress.
In another action, Police party from Police Station Srigufwara at a checkpoint established at Sakras crossing intercepted a vehicle bearing registration number JK03E-6516 with two persons onboard. They were identified as Shamus ul Din Ganie and Gulzar Ahmad Hajam, both residents of Kanelwon Bijbehara. During search, officers recovered 22 Kg of poppy straw from the vehicle. Both were arrested and shifted to police station, where they remained in custody. A case vide FIR Number 23/2021 under relevant sections of the law was registered in Police Station Srigufwara and investigation has been initiated.
Similarly in Kulgam, officers at a checkpoint established at Laroo Crossing intercepted two individuals riding a scooty bearing registration number JK18A-9836. They were identified as Rameez Ahmad Ganie @ Shano, resident of Ganie Mohalla Kulgam and Yasir Ahmad Shah, resident of Laroo. During checking, officers recovered 700 gm Charas, 5 bottles of Codeine Phosphate, 2 bottles of illicit liquor and cash amounting to Rs 3,900 from their possession. They were arrested and shifted to police station where they remained under custody. A case vide FIR No. 49/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Kulgam and investigation has been initiated. Vehicle used in the commission of crimes has also been seized.