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ANTF arrests 2 Punjab inter-state drug peddlers with contraband in Kashmir


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Srinagar: Anti Narcotics Task Force (ANTF) busted an inter-state narcotics gang when they arrested two Punjab residents and recovered a huge quantity of poppy straw from them in Jammu Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

The duo identified as Aman Deep Singh and Manhor Singh both residents of Gurdaspur Punjab were arrested on specific information alongwith 32 packets of poppy straw on Wednesday, Senior Superintendent of Police ANTF Raj Kumar told media persons at Srinagar on Thursday.

Giving details of the operation, Kumar said that on specific information a vehicle was intercepted at Shampora Qazigund on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway with two occupants in it. During the searches 32 packets of Poppy Straw were recovered from them.

Both the accused were arrested and the vehicles used in the crime were also seized, he said.

He said that further investigations are going on.

Kumar said that ANTF has registered five cases during the past one month under several sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) law which include three cases of commercial quantity and two intermediate quantities.

He said eight persons were also arrested who were found involved in these cases including one each from West Bengal, Maharashtra, Gujarat and two from Punjab.

SSP said that mostly these drug peddlers are running inter-state drug rackets.

The drug peddlers who came from outside the state purchase the drugs from here and or either sell them here to other persons or in their own states.

He said that in the present case in which poppy straw was recovered, two outsiders were taking it to Punjab.

“ANTF is working hard to tackle the drug menace in Jammu and Kashmir and simultaneously we are advising people to come forward and provide every information about the drug peddlers’ ‘, Kumar said.


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