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Woman Among Three Drug Peddlers Held in North Kashmir: Police

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SRINAGAR: Three drug peddlers including a woman were arrested and contraband substances were recovered from their possession in Jammu Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday, police said

A police spokesperson in a statement said that Police Station Sheeri at a checkpoint in Kitchama near the Service Station intercepted two men and a woman coming towards Kitchama on a scooty.

During the search, 776 grams of contraband “Heroin” like substance were recovered from their possession.

The trio were identified as Riyaz Ahmad Ganie and Shokeen Ahmad Ganie – both residents of Batangi Boniyar – and Saleema Begum, who resides at Mother Sheeri. “During their search, 776 grams of contraband Heroin like substance was recovered from their possession, They have been arrested and shifted to Police station Sheeri where they remain in custody,” statement added.

Police has registered a case under relevant sections of law at police Station Sheeri and started an investigation.

“We urge the common masses that if you witness drug peddling or any other crime anywhere near you, feel free to contact the nearest police establishment or dial 112. People are requested to cooperate with police in curbing the menace of drugs in society. We reassure the community members that police will act tough against the criminals as per law,” statement reads.

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