Drug peddler arrested in Baramulla: Police

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested a drug peddler in Baramulla and recovered contraband substance from his possession.

A police party led by SHO Police Station Kunzer under the supervision of SDPO Tangmarg Hilal Khaliq during routine patrolling in village Hardshura Kunzer intercepted a suspicious person who tried to flee from the spot but was apprehend tactfully. He has been identified as Farooq Ahmad Mir son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Mir resident of Zaspora Tangmarg, a police spokesman said.

During the search, 18 sticks of Charas-like substance wrapped in maize peelings weighing about 500 grams and a cash amount of Rs 6000 concealed in a polythene bag were recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to a police station where he remains in custody, police said.

Accordingly, police said that a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Kunzer and investigation set in motion.

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 with 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.

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