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Drug-peddler arrested in Pulwama: Police

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Srinagar: Police on Sunday said it has arrested a drug-peddler in Pulwama and recovered contraband substance from his possession.

Acting on a specific information that one Mohammad Yousuf Sheikh, son of Ghulam Mohudin Shiekh of Chandgham Pulwama, has indulged in drug-peddling and hoarded a huge quantity of narcotic substance in his residential house, a police party along-with Magistrate raided the specific location. During the search, 45 kgs of poppy straw was recovered from the cowshed of the accused person and he was arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody, police spokesperson said.

He said a case (vide FIR No. 298/2022) under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Pulwama and further investigation has been initiated.

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