Drug peddler arrested; contraband recovered in Kulgam

Srinagar, Mar 12 (Agency) Police on Friday arrested an alleged drug peddler and recovered contraband from him in south Kashmir district of Kulgam. A police official said that following specific information, a checkpoint was established at DH Pora in Kulgam. “Police intercepted a scooty at the checkpoint and during checking recovered 50 grams of charas,” he said, adding that the rider, identified as Showkat Ahmad Ganie, was immediately taken into custody. “A case FIR No. 20/2021 U/S 8/20 NDPS Act has been registered in Police Station D H Pora and further investigation into the matter has been initiated,” he said.

He said community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood, adding persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. “Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace,” he added.