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February 18: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Sopore have arrested two drug peddlers and seized contraband substance from their possession.

Officers at a checkpoint established at Magraypora Crossing in the jurisdiction of Police Post Warpora intercepted two persons and recovered contraband substance charas from their possession. They have been identified as Bashir Ahmad Baba resident of Magraypora Sopore and Showkat Ahmad Bhat resident of Botingoo Sopore.

Both the persons have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Sopore where they remain in custody.

Case FIR No. 27/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Sopore and further investigation initiated into the matter.

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.

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 as reiterated in our community meetings.