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3 drug peddlers held in Baramulla

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Srinagar: Police have arrested three drug peddlers including a woman in Baramulla and recovered contraband substances from their possession, a police spokesman informed Friday.

He said at a checkpoint at Kitchama, police intercepted three persons including a woman who were coming towards Kitchama on a scooty (JK05-0116). During their personal search, 776 grams of heroin-like contraband substance was recovered from their possession, following which all of them — Riyaz Ahmad Ganie, son of Ghulam Hassan, and Shokeen Ahmad Ganie, son of Abdul Jabar Ganie, both residents of Batangi Boniyar; and Saleema Begum, wife of Mohammad Ashraf Najar, resident of Mirher Sheeri – were arrested, and the scooty seized, police said.

A case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Sheeri and an investigation has been initiated.

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