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3 drug-peddlers in Anantnag & Awantipora

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Srinagar: Police have arrested three drug-peddlers in Anantnag and Awantipora and recovered contraband substances from their possession, a police spokesman said Monday.

He said a police party arrested two persons at a checkpoint near Alnoor Masjid, KP Road Anantnag. And recovered 6.5 grams of opium (Afeem), 170 grams of cannabis (Charas)  and 11 bottles of Codeine Phosphate from their possession.

The arrested persons were identified as Muneeb Nazir Hakeem, son of Nazir Ahmed Hakeem, resident of DC Colony Mominabad; and Amir Suhail Ganie, son of Saidullah Ganie, resident of Peth Dialgam Anantnag.

In Awantipora, police arrested a drug-peddler identified as Bilal Ahmad Khan alias Pasha, son of Abdul Khaliq Khan of Douninad (presently Frestabal) and recovered 2.6 kgs of cannabis from his possession.

Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law were registered at respective police stations and investigations have been initiated.

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