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Drug peddler arrested; chars, Rs 14.35 lakh recovered

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Jammu: A drug peddler was arrested along with charas and Rs 14.35 lakh in Reasi district on Sunday, police said.

Bashir Ahmed, a resident of Chak Bhagta village of Katra, was riding a two-wheeler when he was stopped for checking by a police party at Sool-Kakriyal. Ten rolls of charas and Rs 2 lakh were recovered from him, Reasi Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shailender Singh said.

He said a case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act was registered against the arrested person, who during preliminary questioning disclosed that he had collected Rs 12.35 lakh more after selling drugs to the youth and had kept the money at his home.

Accordingly, a raid was carried out and the money along with 16 rolls of charas was seized from his house, the SSP said, terming his arrest and the recovery as a “big success” for police in its drive against the menace of drugs in the district.

Under the drive, the SSP said police have registered 205 NDPS cases against 249 offenders since March 2021.

Police said another drug peddler was arrested on Sunday and over 14 grams of heroin were recovered from his possession at the main bus stand here.

Jaleel Ahmad, a resident of Reasi, was found moving in a suspicious manner and was accordingly put to frisking and questioning that led to the recovery of the narcotic substance, a police official said.

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