Police has arrested a drug peddler at a checkpoint in Handwara and seized about 2 kilograms of charas from his possession.
Police said one person identified as Irshad Ahmad Dar son of Nazir Ahmad Dar resident of Aahgam Zachaldara was arrested for transporting charas and has been taken to Police Station Handwara where he remains in custody.
Another drug peddler identified as Mohammad Yaseen Dar son of Majnoon Dar resident of Aahgam Zachaldara managed to escape and efforts are on to apprehend him, police said in a statement.
Officers at the checkpoint at Baripora crossing near Handwara market intercepted a sumo bearing registration number JK05B-6056. During the checking, 1.856 kg of charas was seized.
A case FIR No. 161/2019 under relevant sections of law has been registered and initiated investigations in the matter.