J&K police apprehends notorious drug peddler with 7000 banned tablets in Rajouri

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Drug peddler caught in J&K
Apprehended drug peddler in custody of Rajouri police(Source : Rajouri police)

In a significant operation, the Jammu and Kashmir police in Rajouri have arrested a notorious drug peddler, Sheikh Azar (32), recovering a substantial consignment of 7000 banned tablets, including tranadol and tependadole.The arrest was made by a police team led by Deputy SP Headquarter Rajouri, in collaboration with SHO and Incharge Police Post city. The interception occurred in Rajouri town, leading to the apprehension of Sheikh Azar, a resident of ward no 08 in Rajouri.

The peddler, known for his notorious activities, had been under police surveillance for days. Initially, 1000 tablets were recovered during his arrest. On subsequent inquiry by the police, he revealed information about an additional 6000 tablets. Notably, the recovery also included tablets intended to counteract the effects of the banned drugs.

While the source of the tablets remains unclear, law enforcement authorities are actively pursuing the case. The SHO Rajouri has said that batch numbers from the seized tablets will be crucial in determining the origin, enabling authorities to take appropriate action.

This arrest is part of the police’s ongoing crackdown on narcotic peddlers in Rajouri district, reflecting their commitment to a zero-tolerance policy towards drug abuse. Several notorious drug peddlers have already been detained under the PIT NDPS Act in the district as part of these efforts. Further investigation into this recent apprehension is underway.

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