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3 drug peddlers arrested, contraband recovered in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Nov 1: Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested three drug peddlers and recovered contraband from them in two separate places in Kashmir valley.

A police spokesperson said that following specific information, a checkpoint was established at New Bypass near Peaks automobiles in Srinagar. “Police intercepted a vehicle at the checkpoint and during checking recovered 1.3 kg of cannabis,” he said.

He said two persons, identified as Imran Ahmad Shah and Bilal Ahmad Shah both residents of Chandergee Kulgam, onboard the vehicle were immediately taken into custody. 

In another incident, police intercepted one person, identified as Zamrood Ahmad Gojri, at a checkpoint near Hygam Chowk in Sopore. “During search, officers were able to recover 200 Spasmoproxyvon capsules from his possession,” he said, adding the accused was immediately taken into custody.

He said police has registered cases in both the incidents and initiated investigation to nab other people involved in drug trafficking. “Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Police has resolved to deal robustly with drug peddlers,” he said.

 “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.


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