Notorious drug peddler among 2 held

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Jammu: Two people, including a “notorious drug peddler”, were arrested with heroin and poppy in two separate operations in Rajouri and Jammu districts, police said on Sunday.
Shakoor Ahmad, a resident of Dhani Dhar village, was arrested after seven grams of heroin was recovered from his possession during checking near the Rajouri town last evening, a police officer said. The officer said a fresh case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered against him.
In a separate operation, the officer said, a suspected drug peddler was arrested from Manda area of Jammu city and 5 kg of poppy straw was recovered from him.
Jasvinder Singh was arrested last evening, he said, adding an FIR has been registered against him.

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