Police arrest drug peddler

Kupwara: Police has claimed to have arrested a drug peddler in Kupwara and seized 3.5 kg of charas from his possession.
SSP Kupwara, Shamsheer Hussain said that, based on specific inputs police intercepted the man identified as Mohammad Latief Chohan of Surigam Lolab at Surigam crossing along with 3.5kg charas.
A case under FIR No. 61/2017 u/s 8/20 NDPS Act has been registered in police station Sogam.
Hussain added that during the special drive against drug peddlers, the special team of District Police Kupwara has arrested 35 accused involved in drug peddling including four alleged cross-LoC narcotic smugglers. So far, 19 Kg charas, 2 Kg Heroine, 4.5 Kg brown sugar, and huge quantity of codeine have been recovered.