Poonch: The Poonch police on Thursday arrested a notorious drug peddler recovering a consignment of narcotics from his possession.
In an official statement, police said that the party of Police Station Poonch headed by ASI Tariq Khan was on routine duty.
At about 6:50 pm on Wednesday and performing duty at the Poonch bus stand, the police party got suspicious as one unknown person tried to escape on seeing the police party.
The police team apprehended the said person near Shaheed Manjeet Singh Memorial.
During his personal search, approximately 20 grams of charas like substance were recovered from his possession.
The accused has been identified by police as Mohd Qasim son of Mohd Sharief resident of Chela Dangri, Tehsil Mandi in Poonch.
Police said that a case under FIR No 25/2023 U/S 8/20 NDPS Act has been registered at Police Station Poonch and the investigation has been taken up.