6 suspected drug peddlers held with 3 kg charas in JK

Six suspected drug peddlers were today arrested and three kilograms of Charas were seized from them near Katra in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, a police official said.

The arrests were made during vehicle checking from a Katra-bound passenger mini-bus at Moorie village, the official said.

He said that the police was busy in routine vehicle checking near the town, which serves as the base camp for the pilgrims visiting the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, when some people, boarding a private car, left the vehicle and boarded a mini-bus.

The police got suspicious and stopped the vehicle for checking, he said, adding that the police seized three kilograms of Charas and five grams of smack from six people.

They were identified as Shabir Ahmed, Mohammad Altaf, Mehraj Din, Janak Raj, Vijay Kumarand Rohit Sharma.

All the six were arrested and booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

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