Drug peddler arrested along LoC in J&K's Poonch

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A drug peddler was arrested on Tuesday along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, officials said.

A police team along with local Army units apprehended the person from Dabbi village in Balakote border belt of Mendhar sub division, and recovered 300 grams of heroin from him, they said

Searches are going on in the area as a huge quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered from this village recently, officials said.

Police are also probing if the incident is linked to any militant activities as the area is near the Line of Control (LoC), and evidence suggests the incidence of trans border smuggling in this region, they said.

Further investigation is going on, they added.