Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police Monday claimed to have arrested a drug peddler in Handwara and recovered contraband substance from his possession.
A police spokesman said that a police party from Police Post Langate during Naka checking near Kohru Bridge intercepted a vehicle bearing registration number JK05B-1529 driven by one person identified as Suhail Bashir Zargar, son of Bashir Ahmad Zargar resident of Bahrampora Dangiwacha.
During search, around five grams of Brown Sugar like substance was recovered from his possession. The vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized, police said.
Accordingly, a case under FIR number 234/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Handwara and investigation was initiated, police said.
Meanwhile, police urged people 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,” police said.