Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substance in the central Kashmir district of Badgam, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.
He said police had established a check point at Rupora and Kathair Gund crossing during which a vehicle was intercepted with one person on board. He has been identified as Younis Jabbar, resident of Kuzwera, Chadoora.
During search, police recovered 72 kgs of Fukki concealed in seven bags in the bag. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Chadoora.
Accordingly, a case FIR number under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Chadoora and investigation has been initiated.
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.
“Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace,” he said.