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Cop among six drug peddlers held: police

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Six alleged drug peddlers, including a policeman, were arrested and over 75 kg of seized from them in separate incidents in and Kashmir, officials said today.

The along with an associate were arrested after 50 kilograms of straw was recovered from their vehicle at the Murgi Chowk in Gangyal area of this afternoon, the police officials said.

They said a police team was busy checking when a private vehicle coming from Narwal towards Kunjwani Chowk tried to break the 'naka' but was chased and stopped.

During questioning, the duo revealed they had brought the consignment from and were planning to sell it among the drug addicts in the city, the officials said adding more arrests and recoveries were expected.

Meanwhile, one was arrested in Dharab, on the outskirts of city, after 20 kilograms of was recovered from an he was driving, they said.

Two more persons - Ajit and - were held in Mottey village of R S Pura in Jammu district after 3.5 kg of poppy straw was found in their possession, they added.

Another person, Waseem Akram, was arrested from Domail in district for carrying three kilograms of poppy, they said.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 22:25 IST