January 23: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested 05 drug peddlers in Sopore & Shopian and recovered contraband/psychotropic substances from their possession.
In Sopore, a police party headed by SHO PS Tarzoo under the supervision of SDPO Sopore at a checkpoint established at Seer Crossing intercepted a vehicle (Santro) bearing registration number JK05E-0669 with two persons on board. They have been identified as Iqrar-ul-Islam resident of Amargarh and Owais Mushtaq Hakeem resident of Sopore. During checking, 216 Spasmoproxyvon Plus capsules were recovered from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Besides, vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized.
Similarly in Shopian, a police party of PS Shopian under the supervision of SHO PS Shopian during routine patrolling at old Sumo Stand Shopian arrested 03 drug peddlers identified as Ab Hameed Sheikh son of Ghulam Ahmad Sheikh resident of Batapora Shopian, Sameer Ahmad Tak son of Mohammad Ashraf Tak resident of Arm Mohalla Shopian and Fahid Altaf Sheikh son of Mohd Altaf Sheikh resident of Teng Mohalla Shopian who were covertly selling contraband substances among the youth of district Shopian. During checking, officers were able to recover 1.5Kgs of Bhang powder, 110grams of Charas powder, 30grams of Charas and 06grams Heroin & cash amount of ₹7500/= (proceeds of narcotic crime) from their possession. They have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody.
Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law stands registered at respective police stations and investigation has been taken up.
Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddling in their neighbourhood. 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.