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5 drug peddlers arrested with contraband substances 

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Srinagar: Police have arrested five drug peddlers in Kulgam and Budgam and recovered contraband and psychotropic substances from their possession, officials informed Saturday.

In Kulgam, they said a police party intercepted an auto load carrier (JK03-5815) at Kanjikulla Crossing. During the search, police recovered 1.3 kgs of Ganja-like contraband substance from it following which its driver Sameer Ahmad Sheikh, son of Farooq Ahmad Sheikh of Bangdar, Anantnag, was arrested.

In Budgam, a car (JK01R-2679) with three persons onboard was intercepted at Nasrullapora, and 5.79 grams of heroin-like substance and 16 tablets of SpasmoProxyvon were recovered from the possession of Reyaz Ahmad Rather, son of Mohammad Shafi Rather; Khurshid Ahmad Dar alias Shola, son of Mohammad Akbar Dar, residents of Nasrullapora, and Umar Farooq Baba, son of Farooq Ahamd Baba, resident of Hyderpora, who were subsequently arrested.

One Nisar Ahmad Bhat, son of Ali Mohammad Bhat of Saratpora Budgam, was arrested near Checkmarg after 106 grams of cannabis-like substance was recovered from his possession.

Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in respective police stations and further investigations have been initiated, police said.

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