Srinagar: Continuing the drive against the drug menace, Budgam police today arrested a drug peddler and recovered 48 kilograms of poppy straw (fukki) from his possession.
A police official said that during the routine naka checking at Charwani Dardpora Road in the police jurisdiction of Charari Sharief, one load carrier bearing registration No. JK13C -1094 which was driven by Tariq Ahmad Shiekh son of Ghulam Nabi Shiekh resident of Chewa Khurd Pulwama was intercepted.
“During the search of the said load carrier 48 kilograms of poppy straw (fukki) was recovered. The said driver was arrested and load carrier was also seized” the official said.
Case FIR No. 01/2018 under section 8/15 NDPS Act was registered in police station Charari Sharief and investigation was taken up, the official added.