*Kulgam police arrested three drug peddlers and recovered Contraband substances*
*Kulgam* : September 15, 2022
Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs completely from the society, kulgam Police arrested three drug Peddlers including Duo (Husband and wife) and recovered contraband substances from their possession.
A police party from Police Station Yaripora headed by SHO PS Yaripora during surprise Naka checking at Badroo, Yaripora intercepted a vehicle (Alto) bearing registration number *JK15-2063*. During checking, officers were able to recover 10 gram of Brown sugar from the possession of the Duo *(Husband and Wife)* namely; *Sajad Ahmad Baghat son of Ghulam Hassan Baghat and his wife Zamrooda* both the residents of *Kokergund, Yaripora*. Both have been arrested and shifted to police station Yaripora and women cell kulgam where they remains in custody & also vehicle used in commission of crime was seized.
In another incident, after a specific information regarding presence of contraband substance Police party of police station Behibagh led by SHO Beibagh raided the suspicious location (residential house) of Ghulam Hassan Malik S/O Ghulam Rasool Malik R/O Khee Jogipora (drug Peddler) at Khee Jogipora under the supervision of executive magistrate Katrasoo and recovered *Poppy Straw* weighing *14 KG*. The drug peddler was arrested on spot.
Regarding the incidents case with FIR No. 68/2022 U/S 8/21 NDPS Act stands registered at PS *Yaripora* and case with FIR No. 53/2022 U/S 8/15 NDPS Act stands registered at PS *Behibagh* and further investigation is in progress.
Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.