Reyaz Rashid

Four drug peddlers arrested, brown sugar worth six crores recovered  

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Baramulla: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested four drug peddlers and recovered drugs worth six crores of rupees in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Abdul Qayoom addressing a press conference said on a tip-off about the movement of drug peddlers, police established a joint naka on Srinagar-Baramulla national highway at Uri bus stand near Khanpora .

During the naka a vehicle was intercepted, he said, adding later drug, reportedly brown sugar, worth six crores was recovered. Four people travelling in the car were arrested,

He said that on the disclosure of arrested four drug peddlers, six packets of the narcotic drugs were recovered. “The drugs are like cocaine and are weighing about 6kgs,” the officer said.

He identified the arrested persons as Bilal Mir son of Ghulam Mohammad Mir of Gulnar Park,  Rafiq Sofi alias Kanjwal son of Mohammad Shaban of Syed Karim, Tariq Bhuroo son of Abdul Rashid Bhuroo of Azad Gunj and Shabir Ahmed Mir son of Habibullah Mir of Ahan Ganderbal.

The officer said that a case (FIR no. 160/2020) under section 8/21-29 NDPS Act stands registered In Police Station Baramulla and further investigation continues. “This is the biggest recovery of this year while dealing with the menace of drug peddling in the district,” the officer added.

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