Police arrest drug peddler, recover contraband in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 12: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband from him on Srinagar-Jammu national highway in south Kashmir.
Official sources said following specific information about transportation of drugs, a checkpoint was established at Qazigund in south Kashmir.
They said police intercepted a person at the checkpoint and during checking recovered 12 kg of poppy straw from him. “The accused, identified as Showkat Ahmad Maliyaar, was immediately taken into custody,” they said.
They said police has registered a case and initiated investigation to nab other people involved in drug trafficking.