2 drug peddlers held in Anantnag

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday claimed to have arrested two drug peddlers in separate incidents and recovered a huge quantity of drugs from their possession in south Kashmir district of Anantnag.

Police said they received specific information that three persons are going to sell a consignment of drugs near Sangam in Bijbehara.

A police team was constituted who carried out the search at the suspected place and recovered 70 Kgs of poppy straw from one Bashir Ahmad Reshi, a resident of Batpora Naina. The accused was arrested, however, two of his accomplices identified as Sajad Ahmad Bhat a resident of Waghama and Abdul Hameed Mir of Natipora Sangam managed to escape.

A manhunt has been launched to nab the two drug peddlers, the police said.

Meanwhile, Anantnag Police established a naka at Mehandi Kadal and arrested one drug peddler identified as Naseer Ahmad Khan, a resident of Haapatnar along with 2.7 Kgs Charas.

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