02 Charas peddlers arrested in Zainpora

Police destroying the Charas cultivation in south Kashmir. File photo
Police destroying the Charas cultivation in south Kashmir. File photo

KL News Network

SRINAGAR

Shopian police arrested two drug peddlers and recovered four kilograms of poppy straw from their possession, a police statement said.

A police party from Police Station Zainapora, Shopian laid a naka at Zainapora crossing. During naka checking a Motorcycle (JK13-7118) driven by Riyaz Ahmad  Makroo resident of Arwani Bijbehara along with a pillion mate Awrangzeb Bhat resident of Arwani was intercepted.  On search four kilograms of poppy straw was recovered from their possession.

A case FIR number 86/2016 under section 15 NDPS Act was registered against them and investigation was taken up.

The belt is Kashmir’s main contraband growing and marketing belt.

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