Drug peddler held with one kg charas in Poonch

Drug peddler held with one kg charas in Poonch


JAMMU: A suspected drug peddler was arrested on Saturday and one kilogram of charas worth lakhs of rupees was recovered from him during vehicle checking in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, a police officer said.


Poonch Senior Superintendent of Police Ramesh Angral said a police party signalled a private car to stop for checking at Fazlabad-Surankote but its driver tried to flee.


However, he was chased and was arrested along with one kilogram of charas, Angral said and identified the accused as Suleman Ahmad, a resident of Shahdra village of Thanamandi in Rajouri district.


The co-passenger, Mehmood Ahmad of Shahdra, managed to escape from the spot and efforts are on to nab him, the officer said.


He said a case under the NDPS Act was registered in this connection and further investigation was underway.