Three women drug peddlers among 6 nabbed; contraband recovered

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SRINAGAR: Acting tough against drug dealings, Police has arrested six persons including three women drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession.
Officers while patrolling in Bus stand area of Qazigund Kulgam intercepted three suspicious women, all residents of Cheema Wadi Amritsar (Punjab). During checking, 25 Kg poppy straw was recovered from their possession. They were arrested and a case vide FIR No. 326/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Qazigund. Further investigation into the matter has been initiated.
In Kulgam, officers at a checkpoint established at Amnoo, intercepted two suspicious persons identified as Shafiq Ahmad Rather and Aarif Ahmad Rather, both residents of Ashmuji Kulgam. During checking, officers were able to recover 200 gm Charas from their possession. They were arrested and shifted to Police Station Kulgam, where they remained under custody. Similarly, officers in Awantipora have arrested a drug peddler identified as Manzoor Ahmad Rather resident of Chandhara Pampore from village Kawanni Reshipora under jurisdiction of Police Station Awantipora. During checking, 5.5 Kg cannabis powder was recovered from his possession. He was arrested and shifted to Police Station Awantipora where he remained under custody. Accordingly, cases vide FIR numbers 233/2020 & 204/2020 under relevant sections of law were registered at Police Station Kulgam & Police Station Awantipora respectively and further investigation has been initiated.

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