4 held with narcotics: Police

4 held with narcotics: Police

The driver, identified as Sajad Ahmed, a resident of Kokernag in Anantnag district, was arrested, the officer said, adding that the car was seized as well.

The Jammu and Kashmir police claimed to have arrested four “drug peddlers” and recovered 42.5 kilogram of poppy straw and 8.5 kilogram of hashish from their possession, here on Saturday.

A police officer said, “A team, led by station house officer, Ramban police station, Vijay Kotwal, laid a checkpoint on Karool-Kundi link road. During routine search, a Maruti 800 car, JK03G 0798, was signaled to stop. On searching the car, 8.5 kilogram of hashish was found in the car.”

The driver, identified as Sajad Ahmed, a resident of Kokernag in Anantnag district, was arrested, the officer said, adding that the car was seized as well.

An FIR has been registered and police are investigating the case further.

Meanwhile, three men were arrested at T-Chowk, Banihal, after they were found to be in possession of poppy straw, a police officer said.

He said, “A team led by station house officer, Banihal police station, Aijaz Ahmed Wani, apprehended three men who were moving from the railway station towards the Banihal bus stand. On frisking the belongings of the men, 42.5 kilogram of poppy straw was recovered.”

After being questioned, the officer said, the arrested men revealed that they were “trying to smuggle the poppy straw to Punjab.

The police have identified the men as Satpal Singh, Mandir Singh and Gurjeet Singh, all residents of Jagranu, Ludhiana in Punjab.