Police arrests a drug peddler, contraband substance recovered

SRINAGAR: Police in a recent action against drug dealings in Awantipora have arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession.
Officers at a checkpoint established near Ladermud crossing of Awantipora intercepted one person identified as Aqeel Ahmad Ansari resident of Barkhan, Nawab Gung Bareli U.P. During search officers were able to recover 250 grams of Heroin from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station Awantipora, where he remains in custody.
Accordingly, case FIR No. 118/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Awantipora and investigation has been initiated. Preliminary investigation reveals that the accused person is involved in transportation/selling of psychotropic drugs among the youth in Awantipora area.

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