Woman smuggler arrested, detained for one year

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Srinagar, Oct 30 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir police finally arrested a notorious woman drug peddler, who was evading arrest since the provisions of Prevention of illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substance Act 1988 was invoked against her two months ago.

The drug peddler identified as Hameeda, a resident of Sheikh Colony, Zahipora, in the outskirts was allegedly selling drugs, including brown sugar, Charas and other chemicals to youths, particularly students in the city and outskirts.

She was arrested yesterday from Pantha chowk on the Srinagar- Jammu national highway.

She was arrested several times by police in the past but each time she managed her release on bail only to resume illegal activities again.

A police spokesman said finally, police sought the intervention of Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, for invocation of the provisions of Prevention of illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substance Act 1988 against her.

Under the provisions of the Act she was detained for a period of one year and shifted to Central jail here.

This is for the first time a drug peddler has been detained under the Act in the valley, where banned crops over thousands of kanals of land has been destroyed by police and Excise department during this summer in south and central Kashmir.

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