Drug peddler arrested in Handwara

SRINAGAR: Police on Wednesday arrested a drug peddler and recovered psychotropic substance from his possession, a police official said.
“Acting on specific information about movement of a drug peddler, a police party from police post Zachaldara along with executive magistrate Zachaldara laid a trap near Sarmarg forests,” he said.
He said the drug peddler identified as Ghulam Mustafa Mir son of Mohammad Sharief Mir resident of Hafrada Vilgam was apprehended near Sarmarg forests and appreciable quantity of psychotropic substance (30 grams of Morphine) was recovered from his possession.
Handwara police registered a case 75/2016 under section 8/20 NDPS act against him and investigation was taken up, he added.