Srinagar: Police Monday arrested seven drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession across Jammu and Kashmir.
A police party of Police Station Aragam headed by SHO Police Station Aragam Aijaz Ahmad has apprehended a drug peddler during patrolling of the area. The drug peddler was identified as Mohammad Shafi @ Shafi Tailor son of Abdul Rahim resident of Langerpora Chittaybanday.
A case FIR number 33/2017 under section 08/20 NDPS ACT was registered and investigation was taken up.
Meanwhile, six suspected drug peddlers were arrested and three kilograms of Charas were seized from them near Katra in Reasi district of Jammu division, a police official said.
The arrests were made during vehicle checking from a Katra-bound passenger mini-bus at Moorie village, the official said.
He said that the police was busy in routine vehicle checking near the town, which serves as the base camp for the pilgrims visiting the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, when some people, boarding a private car, left the vehicle and boarded a mini-bus.
The police got suspicious and stopped the vehicle for checking, he said, adding that the police seized three kilograms of Charas and five grams of smack from six people.
They were identified as Shabir Ahmed, Mohammad Altaf, Mehraj Din, Janak Raj, Vijay Kumar and Rohit Sharma.
All the six were arrested and booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. (with PTI inputs)