KUPWARA: Jammu and Kashmir Police Saturday arrested five notorious drug peddlers and recovered 169 grams of heroin from them in separate cases in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
“In its continuous efforts to tighten the noose around drug peddlers in Kupwara district, Police teams of Police Station Sogam and Police Station Kralpora in two separate cases have arrested five persons and recovered 169 grams of heroin like narcotics substance from them”, reads a statement.
“In the first case Adil Ahmad Sheikh son of Ghulam Hassan Sheikh resident of Dever Lalpora and Mohd Yousuf Chopan son of Ghulam Ahmad Chopan resident of Dever Lalpora were arrested by a police team of Police Station Sogam during naka-checking at Badibera crossing when the vehicle boarded by the duo was intercepted & upon search of the vehicle, heroin-like narcotics substance was recovered from the vehicle.”
“In the second case, Waseem Ahmad War son of Ali Mohammad resident of Shumnag Trehgam and Irshad Ahmad Nagoo son of Ab Aziz resident of Trehgam Kupwara were arrested by police team of Police Station Kralpora during naka checking at SDH Crossing Kralpora when during search of the accused persons heroin-like narcotics substance was recovered from their possession. Based on their confession, Shabir Ahmad Khan son of Mohd Sabir Khan, resident of Rangward Chowkibal was arrested along with heroin-like narcotics”, reads the statement.
“Two separate FIRs 31/2023 and 34/2023 under relevant sections of NDPS Act have been registered in Police Station Sogam and Police Station Kralpora respectively, and investigation set into motion. “
“Recoveries and arrests in the cases were made by the police team of the concerned Police Stations led by the SHOs under the supervision of the concerned DySPs”, reads the statement.
“General public of the area has hailed the efforts of Kupwara Police in its War against Drugs, and exhibited their willingness and grit determination to support police in order to eradicate the drug-menace”, it concludes. (GNS)