BUDGAM: Budgam police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a drug peddler at Charwani Dardpora during a routine naka.
Police said that the peddler named as Tariq Ahmad Shiekh son of Gulam Nabi Shiekh, a resident of Chewa Khurd Pulwama was arrested after a routine naka was held at the Dardpora road by personnel of police station Chrar-e-Sharief.
During the naka a load carrier bearing registration number JK13C-1094 was intercepted by police and during the searches 48 kilograms of poppy straw (fukki) were recovered.
“The driver of the load carrier has been arrested and load carrier has also been seized. Meanwhile, an FIR under FIR no 01/18 u/s 8/15 NDPS, stands registered in PS Charar-Sharief and investigation has been taken up,” police said.