Srinagar, Nov 1: Police has arrested five notorious drug peddlers and recovered charas from their possession in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Acting on specific information, the special team constituted by Kupwara police to eradicate the drug menace from the society, has arrested 5 notorious drug peddlers from three different locations of the district and recovered 2.5 kilograms of charas from their possession, said a police spokesman.
The arrested drug peddlers have been identified as Mohammad Yousuf Pod resident of Gagal Katiyawali, Mohammad Shafi Katariya resident of Badgagal, Nisar Ahmad Ganai resident of Manzhar Hyhama, Shabir Ahmad Mir resident of Dardpora Kralpora and Khalid Ahmad Bajad resident of Dardpora Kralpora.
Cases under NDPS Act have been registered and investigation is in progress, besides, more arrests are expected, he said.
“District Police Kupwara has appealed the local residents to come forward and help the police to eradicate this menace from the society as this anti-drug drive shall continue to make the society drug free. District Police Kupwara also appealed the parents of addicted youth to come forward without any social stigma and avail the free facilities of drug de-addiction created by J&K Police at de- Addiction Centre PCR Srinagar,” the police spokesman added. (GNS)