Junior assistant Education department among two notorious drug-peddlers arrested in Kupwara:- Police

Srinagar: A junior assistant education department is among two drug peddlers who were arrested in the Sogam area of North Kashmir Kupwara district.

An official told Kashmir Scroll that today, during a regular naka checking by a team of Police Station Sogam led by SHO Sogam DySP (Prob) Khadim Hussain at Wavoora crossing, a vehicle of the type i10 Grand, bearing V.R. No JK01X 6548 was intercepted.

Two individuals, who were in a state of drug-consumption and puffing cigarettes, were found in the vehicle. Upon questioning, they were identified as Mir Bazil , a Junior Assistant in the Education department, son of Manzoor Ahmad Mir resident of Khurhama, Lolab and Ishaq Khan @ D-Khan son of Mohd Abdullah Khan resident of Maidanpora, Lolab, he said.

A search of the vehicle was carried out, and during the process, approximately 109 grams of heroin-like substance, wrapped in a piece of white polythene bag, and some quantity of charas-like substance wrapped in a piece of blue polythene bag, was recovered from a hole adjacent to the mud-guard of the rear tyre on the left side of the vehicle, he said.

FIR No. 28/2023 U/S 8 r/w 20,21,29 NDPS Act has been registered in Police Station Sogam and the investigation is currently underway. The interception of the vehicle and the arrest of the two individuals is a significant blow to the drug-peddling network in Lolab area, as the said two individuals were becoming a threat to the lives of the young people of the area, he added—(KS)