Six alleged drug peddlers, including a policeman, were today arrested from two different places in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. A small quantity of heroin and charas was seized from their possession, they said.
All the six have been booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, Senior Superintendent of Police, Rajouri, Yougal Manhas said. In the first operation, he said, three “notorious drug smugglers” identified as constable Mushtaq Hussain Shah, Asif Raza Khan and Moien Majed Mir were arrested from Manjakote area of the district during vehicle checking.
They were travelling in a private car which was intercepted by the police party on a specific information, police said. Manhas said 12 grams of heroin, a digital weighing machine, lighters and rolled currency notes of Rs 10, which were semi-burnt in the shape of cigarettes, were seized from the trio.
In the other crackdown, police intercepted a private car at Thanamandi area of the district and arrested three drug peddlers. They have been identified as Adnan Fayaz of Kulgam, Rajat Meenia of Jammu and a local Naseem Ahmed, the officer added.