SRINAGAR: Police in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday claimed to have recovered 3.5 quintals of fukki from apple boxes being transported in a lorry in southern Pulwama district.
A police official said that five persons onboard the lorry were arrested and 3.54 quintals hidden in 44 apple boxes was recovered from them in Awantipora.
A case, vide FIR number 197 of 2016 under sections 15/18 NDPS Act, has been registered in Police Station Awantipora.
The accused have been identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Bhat, Junaid Ahmad Bhat and Tabik Ahmad Bhat – all residents of Charsoo.
The official said that all three of them were “notorious” stone-pelters.
Two more accused were identified as Rayees Ahmad Dar of Larmoo Awantipora and Ajaz Ahmad Kuchay of Hajibal Kakapora.