Police in Handwara area of north Kashmir's Kupwaradistrict arrested a cop and recovered 750 grams of heroin from his possession,an official said on Saturday.
"Police in its recent action targeting drugdealings in Handwara arrested one person at a checkpoint and seized contrabandsubstance from his possession," he said.
One person identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Peer son ofAbdul Ahad resident of Kalmuna Handwara was arrested and shifted to PoliceStation Handwara where he remains in custody, he said.
"Officers at the checkpoint established at Chogul seized Heroin concealed in a polythene bag weighing 750gms from his possession. One SANTRO car bearing registration number JK01V-1178 has also been seized in the matter."
"Case FIR No 188/2019 under relevant sections oflaw has been registered in Police Station Handwara and investigation has beentaken up. It is learnt that the arrested person works in Armed Police."