Poonch : Poonch Police and Army on Sunday arrested a narcotics peddler alongwith a consignment of Brown Sugar like substance which he was trying to smuggle this consignment in a village on Line of Control in Balakote area of Poonch’s Mendhar sub division.
SSP Poonch Dr. Vinod Kumar said that on Sunday, a joint team of Police and Army was on routine naka checking at Basooni in Balakote when a man was intercepted while he was moving in suspicious condition..
On investigation, he was identified as Abdul Rehman son of Mohammad Sadiq resident of Deri Dabsi village and a consignment of 170 grams of Brown Sugar like substance was recovered on his frisking.
A case in FIR 291/2021 under sections 8/21/22 of NDPS Act has been registered in police station Mendhar with further investigation has been set into motion.
SSP Poonch Dr. Vinod Kumar said that investigation of this case is going on to unearth the forward and backward linkages of the arrested accused.
He said that action against narcotic peddlers is a prime priority of police with a number of peddlers have been arrested in recent past in Poonch district.