Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a drug peddler in Budgam and recovered contraband substance from his possession.
A police spokesman in a statement said that a police party of PS Beerwah at a checkpoint established at Chewdara crossing near DIET Beerwah intercepted a vehicle (Hyundai Santro car) bearing registration number JK01F-2247 driven by Kousar Ali Mir son of Mohammad Abdullah Mir resident of Wanihama Beerwah.
During search of the vehicle, police party recovered 17.6 Kgs of poppy straw concealed in 04 nylon bags. He has been arrested and the vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized, police said.
Accordingly, a case under FIR number 143/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Beerwah and investigation has been initiated.
Meanwhile, police urged people to come forward with any information regarding drug peddling 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.