Police arrests 3 drug peddlers with heroin, poppy straw

GJ Report
Jammu, Feb 7: Jammu Police on Wednesday achieved success by arresting two drug peddlers with huge consignment of 13-kg heroin and 20-kg poppy straw .
Two passengers who were travelling in a bus coming from Srinagar to Jammu were arrested at Nagrota on Wednesday afternoon with heroin while 20 Kg Poppy straw was recovered from one drug peddler at Sidhra in Nagrota area.
During a surprise check point at Nagrota on Wednesday afternoon at around 0345 hours, a Bus (JK01AC-3136) coming from Srinagar was stopped for checking.
During checking a passenger namely Raja Kursheed, 39, son of Ghulam Akber, resident of Titwal, Tangdhar, Kupwara, eight packets of heroin was recovered from him while five packets of heroin, was recovered from Mohamma Ashraf Khan, 60, son of Sher Ali Khan, resident of Kachama, Kupwara.
Police said that total contraband heroin weighing 13 Kg was recovered from the possession of alleged persons, which was illegally possessed by them.
In this connection, a case under NDPS Act was registered and investigation started.
The street value of the drug seized is about 65 crore rupees, police added.
Meanwhile in a separate incident, police caught a person who was going towards Sidhra on foot under suspicious circumstances and recovered 20 Kg Poppy straw from his possession.
Arrested person was identified as Akhter Ahmed, son of Wali Mohammad, resident of Thathri, Tehsil Baksoo, District Doda.