Three drug peddlers arrested; contraband recovered

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SRINAGAR: Acting tough against drug dealings, Police in Awantipora arrested three drug peddlers and recovered contraband substances from their possession.
Officers at a checkpoint established at Toll Plaza intercepted two persons riding a Scooty bearing registration No. JK01AH-4575. They were identified as Showkat Ahmad Teli, resident of Sheikh Mohalla Soura Srinagar and Manzoor Ahmad Kounda, resident of Dawood Colony Soura, Srinagar. During checking, 2 Kg grinded Charas was recovered from their possession. They were arrested and shifted to police station Awantipora where they remained under custody. The vehicle used in commission of the crime has also been seized.
Preliminary investigation revealed that accused persons received contraband substance from a person namely Feroz Ahmad Beigh, resident of Hari-parigam, Awantipora. After completing all legal formalities, a police team along with Magistrate raided house of Feroz Ahmad Beigh at Hari-parigam, Awantipora. During search, 50 gm Heroin, 1 Kg Charas powder and 12 Kg grinded Cannabis was recovered from aforesaid house. Subsequently, Feroz Ahmad Beigh has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remained under custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 03/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Awantipora and further investigation has been initiated.

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