SRINAGAR, June 9: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered contraband substances from them in Kashmir valley.
Police at a checkpoint established at Gund Tankipora in south Kashmir's Kulgam district intercepted a suspicious person identified as Umer Nazir Lone, a resident of Sonigam.
During checking, three grams of Heroin like contraband substance was recovered from his possession. He was arrested and shifted to the police station where he remains in custody.
In a similar incident at the police sub district of Awantipora, police at a checkpoint established at Panzgam Astanpora Crossing intercepted a suspicious person identified as Ashik Hussain Dar, resident of Panzgam Awantipora.
During his checking, one kg of Poppy Straw like contraband substance was recovered from his possession. The accused was arrested and shifted to a police station, an officer said.
Cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective police stations and investigations initiated.