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War against drugs: Four wanted drug peddlers arrested, huge consignment of drugs recovered

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police while continuing its drive “War against Drugs”, has arrested four drug peddlers in Safa-Kadal and Soura areas of the Srinagar City. A huge quantity of contraband substances including 1902 bottles of codeine phosphate and about 11520 tablets of Spasmoproxyvan were seized.

Acting on a specific information, a police party of Srinagar police headed by In-Charge Police Post Bagyas SI Aijaz Ahmad and In-charge Police Post Noorbagh SI Sheikh Aijaz laid a naka in Chattabal area under the supervision of SDPO MR Gunj Shri S M Shafi. During naka checking, an auto load carrier bearing registration number JK01N/ 5982 was intercepted. On checking, 400 units of codeine phosphate packed in two cardboard boxes were recovered. The driver was arrested on the spot and the auto was seized.

On questioning, the accused driver confessed which led to seizure of more contraband substances including 483 units of Codeine Phosphate and 11520 tablets of Spasmoproxyvan, which were recovered from the Parimpora area.

A case FIR number 04/2018 under section 8/21, 22 of NDPS Act has been registered in Police Station Safakadal and investigation is going on. More recoveries are expected.

In another instance, A police party of Police Station Soura headed by SHO Soura Shri Ayaz Geelani police intercepted an Alto 800 car bearing registration number JKO1X-7020. On checking 1019 bottles of Codeine Phosphate were recovered from the vehicle. Three persons identified as Mudasir Sultan Bhat @ Majid resident of Sir Syed Abad Bemina, Feroz Ahmad Khanday resident of Bilal Colony Qamarwari and Faisal Ayoub Sheikh resident of MIG Colony Bemina who were boarding the vehicle were arrested.

In this regard a case FIR number 07/2018 under section 8/22 NDPS Act stands registered in Police Station Soura and investigation of the case is going on.

On preliminary investigation, it came to fore that this huge consignment of contraband substances was meant for supply to the drug peddlers who then used to sell these drugs to the youth of the area.

Jammu and Kashmir Police will continue this drive and efforts are on to save the society from the menace of drugs which is taking toll on the young generation.

 

(With inputs from CNS)


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