Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a drug peddler in Kulgam and recovered contraband substance from his possession.
A police spokesman said that a Police party of PP Frisal at a checkpoint established at Tengbal crossing intercepted a vehicle (Truck) bearing registration number JK08E-1795 driven by Saleem Mohd Fakeer, son of Liyaqat Ali Faqeer resident of Basoli.
“During search, officers were able to recover 10 kgs of Poppy Straw from his possession. The driver of the vehicle was arrested and the vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized,” police said.
Accordingly, police said that a case under FIR number 84/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Yaripora and further investigation has been taken up.
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.