J&K : 14 drug peddlers arrested, contraband recovered

Fourteen drug peddlers were arrested across Kashmir and a huge cache of contraband substances and Rs 2.70 lakh were recovered from their possession, Police said Tuesday.


A statement of J&K Police issued here said that in Pulwama three drug peddlers were arrested from Gudoora Bridge Newa and on their disclosure instant raid was conducted at the residence of a notorious drug peddler Junaid Khurshid alias Junni Katta of Zasoo Tahab.

It said that during the raid, brown sugar, a huge quantity of poppy straw, and cash of Rs 2,70,471 were recovered from his possession.


The statement said nine other drug addicts were also arrested in the vicinity.

A case under FIR No 305/2021 was registered at Police Station Pulwama.

Meanwhile, at a checkpoint on Tahab Road, Police intercepted an individual moving in suspicious circumstances and during the search, 1200 ml of Codeine was recovered from his possession.