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4 drug peddlers arrested in J-K

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Jammu, May 24: Four suspected drug peddlers were arrested in three separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir, an officer said on Friday.

Acting on a tip-off, the police intercepted Mohd Sharif near Banihal railway station on Thursday and recovered 250 grams of heroin from him, he said.

During interrogation, the accused revealed that he bought the heroin from Kashmir’s Sangam area and was to sell it to a man in Punjab, police said.

In a separate incident, two men– Parvez and Bilal Ahmed– were held from Manwal area of Jammu and 740 intoxicant bottles of codeine phosphate (opiate) was recovered from them, the officer said.

In the third incident, a police team apprehended Tariq Ahmed at JP Chowk in Jammu city and recovered 50 grams of heroin from him, he said.

Three separate cases were registered and investigation is underway, the police officer said.

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