J&K police cop arrested with 750g heroin

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Handwara: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday arrested a cop and seized 750g of heroin from his possession in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

A police spokesman in a statement said that one person identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Peer son of Abdul Ahad resident of Kalmuna Handwara was arrested and shifted to Police Station Handwara where he remains in custody.

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“Officers at the checkpoint established at Chowgul seized Heroine concealed in a polythene bag weighing 750gms from his possession. One SANTRO car bearing registration number JK01V-1178 has also been seized in the matter,”said police spokesman in a statement.

“Case FIR No 188/2019 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Handwara and investigation has been taken up. It is learnt that the arrested person works in Armed Police,” he said.

“Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law,” he added.

“Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace,” said police spokesman in a statement.