Awantipora| : Police on Friday said that it has arrested two drug peddlers in Awantipora and also recovered contraband substance from their possession.
In a statement issued on Friday police said that officers from Police Station Pampore at a checkpoint established at Tancbagh Pampore intercepted a vehicle Alto bearing registration number JK01H-8095 with two persons on board identified as Jahangir Ahmad Shairgojri son of Lal Mohd Shairgojri and Javaid Ahmad Mir son of Ghulam Nabi Mir both residents of Sharshali Khrew, stating therein further that during checking three kgs of Poppy Straw were recovered from their possession following which they were arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody.
Stating that Vehicle used in the commission of crime was also seized, police in it’s statement further said that a case vide FIR No. 165/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Pampore and further investigation has been initiated.
In the concluding para of it’s statement police appealed people to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood but warned that people found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law, stating therein further consistent actions against drug peddlers are taken as part of efforts made to keep society free from the scourge of drug menace.