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3 held with heroin, cash in Reasi

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Jammu/Srinagar: Three alleged drug peddlers were arrested along with 10 grams of heroin and more than Rs 1 lakh in cash in Reasi district on Saturday, an officer said.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Reasi, Mohita Sharma said the arrest and recovery followed the interception of a car during checking at Domail.

The search of the vehicle led to the recovery of the narcotic substance along with Rs 1,33,900 in cash, leading to the arrest of its driver Anit Kumar and Raghubir Singh and Bobby Thakur – all residents of Katra, she said.

The officer said a case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act was registered and an investigation is going on to unearth the backward and forward linkage of the arrested accused.

She said police are working on a multi-pronged strategy to deal with the problem of drug abuse in the district.

Here in the valley, police arrested three drug peddlers in Kulgam and Baramulla districts, a police spokesperson informed.

He said at Wanpora Qazigund, one Ajaz Ahmad, son of Abdul Sattar Bhat of Khargund Qazigund, was arrested after four kgs of poppy straw was recovered from him.

At Kalsari Pattan in Baramulla, Adil Ahmad Tantray, son of Mohammad Maqbool of Aram Mohalla Pattan was held with 67 grams of cannabis, and one Amir Altaf Pala, son of Mohammad Altaf of Kranshivan Sopore, was arrested at Tapper Bala after 376 capsules of SpasmoProxyvon Plus were recovered from his possession.

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


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