Kupwara, october 25: Continuing with the special mission of J&K Police to eradicate the drug menace from the society, based on specific information, the special team of District Police Kupwara has achieved another success by arresting a notorious drug peddler and recovered 3.5kgs of Charas from his possession.
While briefing the media about the achievement during the special drive and working of special team, SSP Kupwara, Shri Shamsheer Hussain has given the details of arrested person and recovery made from him. He said based on specific input, special Naka was laid at Surigam Crossing and a drug peddler with 3.5 kgs of Charas was recovered. The arrested person has been identified as Mohd Latief Chohan S/o Jalal-u-din Chohan R/o Surigam Lolab. Case FIR No. 61/2017 u/s 8/20 NDPS Act stands registered in PS Sogam and investigation is in progress.
SSP further added that during the special drive against drug peddlers, the Special team of District Police Kupwara has achieved major success by arresting 35 accused persons involved in drug peddling/narcotic smugglers including four cross LoC narcotic smugglers and cases under various sections of NDPS Act. has been registered. So far, 19 Kgs of Charas, 2 Kgs of Heroine, 4.5 Kgs of Brown Sugar, huge quantity of codeine and huge quantitites of capsule proxovan have been recovered from the possession of arrested accused persons.
People of the Kupwara have eulogized the role of Police for launching effective campaign against drug peddlers and sale of psychotropic substances with according to locals are adversely affecting and ruining the future of the youth of the area. SSP Kupwara said that J&K Police under patronage of DGP J&K S.P. Vaid, is committed to eradicate the drug menace from the society which is one of the commandments of J&K Police for the year 2017.
SSP has appealed the local residents to come forward and help the police to eradicate this menace from the society. He also said that this anti-drug drive shall continue to make the society drug free.