Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested two notorious drug peddlers in Budgam and recovered contraband substances from their possession.
A Police party from Police Station Chadoora at a checkpoint established at Wathora, intercepted a person roaming in suspicious condition and was tactfully arrested by the alert police party. During checking, officers were able to recover 300 grams of heroin from his possession. He has been identified as Younis Manzoor@ Sahil son of Manzoor Ahmad Waza resident of Wathoora.
During questioning, another drug peddler was arrested upon his revelation from Wathora. He has been identified as Nasir Farooq Sofi son of Farooq Ahmad Sofi resident of Wathoora Chadoora. During checking, officers were also able to recover 200 grams of heroin from his possession.
Both the persons have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody.
The initial investigation suggests that these drug peddlers were going to sell the heroin among youth of the area.
Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 106/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Chadoora and further investigation set into motion. More arrests and recoveries are expected.
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.