Drug peddler arrested, contraband recovered in Pulwama

Srinagar, Oct 27 (UNI) Police on Tuesday arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband from him in south Kashmir district of Pulwama.
A police spokesperson said that following specific information, police established a checkpoint near Dahwatoo Crossing Awantipora. “Police intercepted a person at the checkpoint and during checking recovered 9 kg of poppy straw from him,” .

He said the accused, identified as Mohammad Rafiq Mir, was immediately taken into custody. “Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Awantipora and investigation has been initiated,” he said.

He said community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood, adding 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,” he added.


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