Srinagar : Shopian police arrested two drug peddlers and recovered 13 Kilograms of poppy straw from their possession. Another drug peddler was arrested in Janglatmandi area of Anantnag and 220 grams of charas was recovered from his possession.
On a tip off, Shopian police laid a naka at Babpora Awaneera crossing and during checking two persons Ghulam Ahmad Sofi and Hilal Ahmad Bhat, riding a motorcycle were intercepted. 13 Kilograms of poppy straw was recovered from their possession, police said.
A case FIR number 19/16 under section 15 NDPS was registered in Police Station Zainapora against them and investigation taken up.
In a similar incident, Anantnag police laid a naka at Janglatmandi chowk and during checking recovered 220 gms of charas from one Mohammad Ramzan, a resident of Anantnag. A case has been registered under FIR number 98/2016 u/s 08/20 NDPS.