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Police arrests 14 drug peddlers across Kashmir valley; Huge quantity of contraband substances recovered

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Srinagar, February 23 (HS): Jammu and Kashmir police has arrested 14 drug peddlers in valley in a series of raids and actions on Tuesday and recovered contraband, psychotropic substances from their possession. In Baramulla, Officers at a checkpoint established at Kunzar Market intercepted a person identified as Reyaz Ah Mir resident of Beewa Kunzar. During checking, officers were able to recover 700 grams of Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Kunzer where he remains in custody. Similarly in Kulgam, officers at a checkpoint established at Nipora crossing intercepted a vehicle (Chevrolet Aveo LS Car) bearing registration number JK01K-8909 with two persons on board. During checking officers were able to recover 550 grams of Charas from their possession. In another action, officers from Police Station DH Pora while patrolling, intercepted three persons identified as Abdul Majeed Malik resident of Nagam DH Pora, Zeeshan Ahmad Malik resident of Khull and Tawseef Ahmad Naik resident of Chimmer. During checking officers were able to recover 90 grams of Charas from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. In Sopore, police have arrested eight notorious drug peddlers involved in smuggling/supplying drugs to the local youth and have recovered huge quantity of psychotropic substances from their possession. They have been identified as Umar Farooq Sheikh resident of Seloo, Muhammad Rafeeq Ganie resident of Ganie Mohalla Dangerpora, Sheikh Muzaffar Qadir, Ab Rashid Sheikh, Muhammad Asif Naikoo and Ishfaq Ahmad Khaja, all residents of Seloo, Rameez Ahmad Mir resident of Aadipora and Basit Hassan Mir resident of Changa Mohalla Arampora. They have been shifted to Police Station Sopore where they remain in custody. However, police have filed different cases in relevant sections in concerned police station and further investigation is on.