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Drug-peddler held in Baramulla

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Srinagar: Police have arrested a drug-peddler in Baramulla and recovered contraband substance from his possession, police spokesman informed Tuesday.

He said a police party during routine patrolling in village Hardshura Kunzer intercepted a suspicious person identified as Farooq Ahmad Mir, son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Mir, resident of Zaspora Tangmarg. During his search, 18 sticks of Charas-like substance wrapped in maize peelings weighing about 500grms and cash amount of ₹6000 concealed in a polythene bag were recovered from his possession.

He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody, while a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Kunzer and investigation set in motion, spokesman said.

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