Anantnag: A drug peddler was arrested and huge quantity of contraband substance was recovered in this south Kashmir, a police spokesman said on Friday evening.
He said based on specific input about the drug dealing in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district, Police raided a residential house belonging to Ishtiyaq Ahmad Najar at Bunpora area of Waghama, Bijbehara.
During the search of the house, Police have been able to recover about one quintal of Poppy Straw concealed in nylon sacks from the residential house.
The house owner was arrested and shifted to Police Station Bijbehara where he remains in custody.
Case FIR No. 11/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Bijbehara and initiated investigation in the matter.
He said community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law.
Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace as reiterated in our community meetings, he added.