Four drug peddlers arrested in Srinagar; contraband substance, cash seized: Police

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested four drug peddlers in Srinagar and seized contraband substance and cash from their possession.

The police identified the two persons as Mohammad Rafiq Pahloo son of Abdul Ab Majeed of Babademb and Riyaz Ahmad Channa son of Abdul Aziz resident of Chinkral Mohalla.

“The duo was in possession of 400 grams of charas and some quantity of heroin. They have been detained at Police Station Nowhatta,” said a police spokesman, in a statement.

The police said that the duo was detained at Malkha Chowk Nowhatta.

“A case FIR No 22/2019 has also been lodged in Police Station Nowhatta and investigation has been taken up,” the statement said.

Two more identified as Bashir Ahmad Gatoo son of Mohammad Abdullah Gatoo of Pulwama and Numan Farooq Bhat son of Farooq Ahmad of Chanapora were arrested near Hotel International R M Bagh.

“Have seized some quantity of heroin and Rs 1,99,400 from their possession. Both have been detained at Police Station R. M. Bagh and a case FIR No 18/2019 has been registered,” added the police statement.