Police arrests drug peddler in Kulgam; Contraband substance recovered

Destroys poppy cultivation in Sopore

June 05: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in Kulgam have arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession. Besides, Police destroyed poppy cultivation in Sopore.

A Police party of PS Qazigund at a checkpoint established at Levdoora Crossing intercepted a vehicle (Van) bearing registration number JK03E-1870 driven by Tariq Ahmad Ganie son of Mohd Ahsan Ganie resident of Nussu, Badragund. During search, 2.5 Kgs of Poppy Straw was recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and the vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 98/2023 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Qazigund and investigation has been initiated.

Meanwhile, Police alongwith Excise department in Sopore, destroyed huge cultivation of Poppy spread over vast land at village Krankshivan in the jurisdiction of Police Station Tarzoo.

Police once again advised all those who have cultivated Poppy or any other Narcotic substances, to destroy the same on their own, failing which they shall face strict action under law.

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.

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