'Drug peddler arrested, contraband substance recovered'

Police on Sunday arrested one drug peddler here and recovered contraband substance from his possession.

A statement said officers at a checkpoint established at Red Cross Road, Maisuma intercepted an individual identified as Zahoor Ahmad Dar of Maisuma.

“During search, officers were able to recover 50 gm of charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station Maisuma where he remains in custody,” the statement said.

It said a case (FIR No 07/2020) under relevant sections of law has been registered at the police station. “Further investigation has been initiated.”

The statement said community members are requested to come forward with information regarding drug peddlers in their neighborhood. “Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace as reiterated in our meetings,” said the statement.