5 drug peddlers arrested with contraband

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SRINAGAR: Continuing its efforts to eradicate menace of drugs from society, Police arrested five drug peddlers in Budgam, Anantnag & Sopore. Huge quantity of contraband substances was also recovered from their possession.
In Budgam, officers at a checkpoint established at Nagam Chadoora intercepted two persons riding on a motorcycle bearing registration number JKO1R-1045, identified as Mushtaq Ahmed Khanday resident of Badipora and Irshad Ahmed Yatoo, resident of Nagam Chadoora. On their checking, officers were able to recover 480 capsules of banned drugs and 03 bottles of codeine from their possession. They were arrested and shifted to Police Station Chadoora. Officers also seized the motorcycle involved in the commission of offence. Accordingly, a case vide FIR number 35/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Chadoora and investigation into the matter has been initiated.
Similarly in Anantnag, a Police party from Police Station Anantnag under the close supervision of ASP Anantnag Nikhil Borkar established a checkpoint near Shahi Bakery Bus stand. The team intercepted a person riding on a motorcycle bearing registration number JK18-0757 identified as Younis-ul-Islam Magray resident of Manghal Anantnag. During checking, officers were able to recover 20 bottles of Codeine phosphate from his possession. He was arrested and a case vide FIR No. 81/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Anantnag. In Sopore, on specific information, officers from Police Post Bus Stand Sopore established a checkpoint at Kupwara Crossing and intercepted two persons, identified as Tariq Ahmad Ganie, resident of Bohripora and Mukhtar Ahmad Parray, resident of Saidpora Sopore. During checking, officers were able to recover 19 grams Heroin from their possession. They were arrested and shifted to police station where they remained under custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 87/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Sopore and further investigation into the matter has been initiated.