Kupwara, Oct 05: 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 arrested 01 notorious drug peddler identified as Farooq Ahmad Mir alias Farooq Codeine son of Sonaullah Mir resident of Muqam Awoora & recovered 100 bottles of Codeine and some strips of proxyvon capsules from his possession. Case FIR No. 254/2017 under section 8/20 NDPS Act stands registered in Police Station Kupwara and investigation is in progress.
During the special drive against drug peddlers, the Special team of District Police Kupwara has achieved major success by arresting 33 accused involved in drug peddling/narcotic smugglers including four cross LOC narcotic smugglers and cases under relevant sections of law were registered against them. So far, 13 kilgrams of Charas, 2 kilograms of Heroine, 4.5 kilograms of Brown Sugar, huge quantity of codeine and many strips of proxyvon capsules have been recovered from the possession of arrested accused persons.
While briefing the media, Shri Shamsheer Hussain SSP Kupwara said that the arrested person is a notorious drug peddler of the district and was also detained under PSA owing to his deep involvement in drug syndicate. SSP Kupwara further added that more arrests and recoveries are expected in future so as to bust the whole racket involved in sale of banned drugs and psychotropic substances which are involving the youth of the area. He also said that J&K Police under the patronage of DGP J&K Shri 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 Kupwara also appealed the local population to assist the police in its special drive so as to make the Kupwara drug free. Local people of the area have eulogized the role of Kupwara Police for launching effective campaign against drug peddlers and sale of psychotropic substances.