SRINAGAR: Police on Friday arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession.
According to a police statement, acting on an information, a police party of Police Station Sumbal laid a naka at Sumbal bazaar.
During naka checking a Scorpio vehicle bearing registration number JK01T-5079 driven by Irshad Hussain Parrey resident of Wangipora was intercepted. On search of the vehicle 12 bottles of codeine phosphate and 18 strips of tablets was recovered.
The driver of the vehicle was arrested and the vehicle was sized on spot. A case FIR number 168/16 under section 8/21 NDPS act was registered against him and investigation was taken up.