Drug peddler arrested in Anantnag

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SRINAGAR: Following an action against those involved in drug peddling in South Kashmir, police at Dagpora Khanabal here arrested one person on Thursday.

An official spokesperson identified the person as Mudasir Ahmad Najar son of Fayaz Ahmad Najar resident of Dagpora Khanabal. “He was arrested for the drug offences and has been taken to police station Anantnag where he remains in custody,” he said.

A huge quantity of dried poppy (Fukki) was also recovered from his possession, he said.

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A case FIR No 34/2019 under relevant sections has been registered in and investigation has been taken up.

“Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law,” he said.