Government employee among 02 notorious drug-peddlers arrested, narcotics recovered in Kupwara

Kupwara, April 19, 2023

In yet another case of action against drug peddlers in the district, Kupwara Police has arrested two notorious drug peddlers from Sogam area. Today, during a regular naka checking by a team of Police Station Sogam led by SHO Sogam DySP (Prob) Khadim Hussain at Wavoora crossing, a vehicle of the type i10 Grand, bearing V.R. No JK01X 6548 was intercepted. Two individuals, who were in a state of drug-consumption and puffing cigarettes, were found in the vehicle. Upon questioning, they were identified as Mir Bazil , a Junior Assistant in the Education department, son of Manzoor Ahmad Mir resident of Khurhama, Lolab and Ishaq Khan @ D-Khan son of Mohd Abdullah Khan resident of Maidanpora, Lolab.

A search of the vehicle was carried out, and during the process, approximately 109 grams of heroin-like substance, wrapped in a piece of white polythene bag, and some quantity of charas-like substance, wrapped in a piece of blue polythene bag, was recovered from a hole adjacent to the mud-guard of the rear tyre on the left side of the vehicle.

FIR No. 28/2023 U/S 8 r/w 20,21,29 NDPS Act has been registered in Police Station Sogam and the investigation is currently underway. The interception of the vehicle and the arrest of the two individuals is a significant blow to the drug-peddling network in Lolab area, as the said two individuals were becoming a threat to the lives of the young people of the area.