Police on Wednesday said it arrested a drug peddler from here and recovered contraband substance from his possession.
A statement said officers at a checkpoint established at Foreshore Road intercepted an individual, identified as Aijaz Ahmad Ganie of Nowpora Chadoora in Budgam.
"During checking, officers recovered 385 grams of Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station Nigeen," said the statement.
It said a case (FIR No. 121/2020) has been registered at the police station and further investigation has been initiated.
"Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law," said the statement. "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 community."