Jammu & Kashmir

Cop among two arrested for drug peddling in Budgam, says police

Srinagar Jail. [FPK File Photo/ Vikar Syed]

Budgam: Police on Tuesday arrested two drug peddlers including a cop in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

The police statement said that continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, budgam police have arrested two drug peddlers recovered contraband substances and cash from their possession.

The spokesperson said that during patrolling at Nagam-Hayatpora road police party of Police Station Chadoora intercepted a vehicle (Alto-800) bearing registration number JKO4E-9628 with two persons on board. They have been identified as Mohammad Ayoub Beigh son of Mohammad Jamal Beigh resident of Nowhar Chadoora and Nazir Ahmed Sheikh son of Mohammad Shafi Shiekh resident of Tangnar Chadoora. During search, 69 Kgs of Poppy Straw and cash amount of Rs 55000 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 was also seized.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR No.69/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Chadoora and further investigation set into motion, he said.

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. 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, reads the statement.

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