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SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession in Awantipora area of Pulwama district.

“A police party of Police Station Pampore at a checkpoint established at Douninad Crossing arrested a drug peddler identified as Riyaz Ahmad Ganie alias Reyaz Dumper son of Gh Mohi-ud-Din, resident of Douninad. During the search, 120 grams of Charas (wrapped in Maize Husk) was recovered from the possession,” a police spokesman said in a statement issued to the news agency KNO.

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Accordingly, police said that a case under FIR Number 02/2023 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Pampore and an investigation has been initiated.

Meanwhile, police urged people to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. “Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt with 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,” police said.

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