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Dhaba owner arrested for supplying drugs in Ganderbal

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Srinagar, May 26: An alleged drug-peddler was arrested and about 2.5 kg poppy straw recovered from him in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir on Sunday, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team in presence of a magistrate seized the contraband from a ‘Dhaba’ (roadside eatery) located at Wayil Bypass, a spokesman said.

The owner of the Dhaba, Mohammad Maqbool Bhat, a resident of Manigam area of the district, has been taken to Ganderbal Police Station and remains to be in custody, the spokesperson said.

A case has been registered in this connection and further investigation is underway, he said.

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