2 drug peddlers arrested in Anantnag

Anantnag, Aug 12: Anantnag police continuing its war against the Drug menace arrested two drug peddlers and recovered huge consignment of poppy straw.

In a statement spokesperson said that Police Station Bijbehara received a specific information through reliable sources that one Mohammad Yousuf Reshi son Ali Mohammad Reshi resident of Waghama Bijbehara has indulged in peddling of narcotic substances and accordingly has hoarded a large quantity of narcotic substance in his residential house.

“Accordingly case FIR No. 226/2021under relevant sections of NDPS Act got registered in police station Bijbehara and investigation was taken up. On receipt of this information, a team comprising of SDPO Bijbehara, SHO Bijbehara DO Sangam and Executive Magistrate concerned was constituted, who carried out the search of the said house.”

The statement reads that during search 27 bags of Poppy Straw weighing about 580 KG’s was recovered from the hideout in the courtyard of the said house.

“The owner of the house namely Mohammad Yousuf Reshi fled away from the spot, while other two persons namely Zahid Ahmad Reshi and Aamir Ahmad Reshi Son’s of Mohammad Yousuf Reshi were arrested on the spot and contraband was also seized. Further investigation in the instant case is going on,” it reads.

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