Drug peddler arrested in J-K’s Poonch

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Srinagar: Police arrested a drug peddler along with one kilogram of Charas-like substance in Poonch’s Surankote area on Saturday.

Senior Superintendent of Police Poonch Ramesh Angral said that a team headed by Deputy SP Surankote Khaliq Hussain under the supervision of AdSP Poonch Khalid Amin was on routine patrolling in Fazlabad Surankote area when an Ecco vehicle (JK11B-6288) was signaled to stop for frisking.

The driver however tried to escape from the spot but was arrested and later identified as Suleman Ahmed son of Mohammad Khursheed of Shahdra village of Thanamandi in Rajouri district.

During frisking, one kilogram of Charas like substance packed in 46 challies (rolls) were seized from his possession, the officer said.

The co-driver identified as Mehmood Ahmed son of Mohammad Shabir of Shahdra Thanamandi however managed to escape from the spot and his search is going on, the officer said.

The SSP said that a case (FIR 07/2021) under sections 8/20/29 NDPS Act have been registered in Surankote police station. (GNS)

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