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Notorious drug peddler among 2 held in J-K

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Two people, including a "notorious drug peddler", were arrested with heroin and poppy in two separate operations in and Kashmir's and districts, police said today.

Shakoor Ahmad, a resident of Dhani Dhar village, was arrested after seven gm of heroin was recovered from his possession during checking near the district town last evening, a said.

Ahmad is a "notorious drug peddler" and is listed as an accused in a number of cases in district. He was also detained under the Public Safety Act last year for his repeated involvement in peddling of narcotics and psychotropic substances, he said.

The said a fresh case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered against him.

In a separate operation, the said a suspected drug peddler was arrested from Manda area of city and 5 kg of poppy straw was recovered from him.

was arrested last evening, he said adding an FIR has been registered against him at the police station concerned.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 12:05 IST