Police on Thursday arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
Police said that based on specific input about possession of drugs in a residential house located at InderkoteSumbal area of Bandipora district, Bandipora Police raided the house.
“During search of the house, we recovered 37 bottles of Codeine Phosphate from the possession of a person named Mehraj-ud-Din Najar, resident of Inderkote Sumbal,” the police said.
The accused has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Sumbal where he remains in custody.
A case FIR under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Sumbal and investigation into the matter has been initiated.