2 drug peddlers arrested from Nageen Srinagar, 120 bottles of codeine recovered

Srinagar:Two drug peddlers were arrested and a huge quantity of contraband was seized from their possession in Jammu and Kashmir’ summer capital Srinagar.

Official sources on Sunday that following specific information, a police team arrested two drug peddlers, identified as Javid Ahmad Ganie and Shoaib Nazir Pandith, at Nigeen in Srinagar.

They said 120 bottles of codeine phosphate were seized from their possession. “During investigation, it has come to fore that the duo used to sell these contraband medicines among the youth of city at exorbitant rates,” they said.

A case has been registered and investigation initiated to nab other people involved in drug trafficking.

“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,” they added.

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