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Major Drug Bust in Srinagar, Heroin Found In Car, One Arrested

In a significant operation in Srinagar, Kashmir, police apprehended a suspect following the discovery of heroin concealed within a private vehicle. Acting on intelligence inputs, a police team under the supervision of SDPO Maharaj Gunj intercepted a Santro car bearing registration number JK03-0662 in the Zaldagar area of Downtown Srinagar.

Upon conducting a thorough search of the vehicle, law enforcement officials uncovered approximately one kilogram of heroin concealed within it. Subsequently, the vehicle was impounded, and the driver was taken into custody.

The individual arrested in connection with the incident has been identified as Shafiq Khoja, aged 48, and is the son of Fathe Joo. He resides in Dildar Karnah, adding a local dimension to the case.

Following the seizure of the illicit substance and the arrest of the suspect, authorities initiated formal legal proceedings. A First Information Report (FIR) was filed under section 8/21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act at the MR Gunj police station.

The swift and decisive action taken by law enforcement underscores their commitment to combating the illicit drug trade in the region. Such operations serve to disrupt the supply chain of narcotics and prevent their circulation, thereby safeguarding communities from the detrimental effects of drug abuse.

The successful interception and arrest send a strong message of deterrence to those involved in illegal drug trafficking activities. It also highlights the vigilance and effectiveness of law enforcement agencies in identifying and apprehending individuals engaged in such criminal endeavors.

Authorities continue to urge citizens to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities related to drug trafficking to law enforcement agencies promptly. Collaborative efforts between law enforcement and the community are essential in the ongoing fight against drug-related crimes, ensuring the safety and well-being of society at large.

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