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4 drug peddlers arrested

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Srinagar: Police have arrested four drug smugglers/peddlers in Baramulla and Handwara and recovered contraband substances from their possession, a police spokesperson said Thursday.

He said in Baramulla, police arrested a drug smuggler — Ajay Kumar, son of Tara Chand, resident of Kishanpuri Khadta Jammu, at Kalsari Pattan after they intercepted his truck (JK14B-6113) and recovered 14.2 Kgs of poppy straw-like contraband substance from it.

At a checkpoint established at Hardu Ichloo Tangmarg, police arrested one Umar Ahmad Lone, son of Abdul Ahad Lone of Waniloo Hajibal, after 30 grams of cannabis-like contraband substance was recovered from his possession.

In Handwara, police arrested Amir Yousuf Dar, son of Mohammad Yousuf; and Junaid Ahmad Dar, son of Abdul Rahim, both residents of Waskora, after 95 grams of cannabis-like substance was recovered from their possession.

Cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective police stations and investigations initiated.

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