3 drug peddlers, including an 80-yr-old man, arrested

Srinagar: Three alleged drug peddlers, including an 80-year-old, were today arrested from Srinagar and Baramulla districts of Jammu and Kashmir in separate cases, the police said.

“A notorious drug peddler — 80-year-old Abdul Khaliq Khan — was today arrested from Tangmarg area of Baramulla district,” a senior police official said.

He said 322 grammes of cannabis was recovered from Khan’s possession and a case has been registered against him.

Khan was allegedly supplying the contraband to the youth in the vicinity of Kunzer in Tangmarg area, the official said.

In another case, police arrested two notorious drug peddlers and recovered contraband from their possession, a police spokesman said.

Aarif Ahmad Mir and Waseem Ahmad Dar were arrested from Lal Bazaar area of Srinagar following recovery of 28 bottles of codeine phosphate from their possession.

Police have registered a case under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 and investigation was taken up, the spokesman added. PTI

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