STATE TIMES NEWS
Srinagar: Security forces recovered heroin worth crores in Baramulla district, police said Sunday.
During a routine check at AD Post in Hathlanga area of Uri, security forces intercepted a suspicious looking man who tried to flee when they tried to approach him, a police spokesperson said.
When police searched him, he was found to have four packets of heroin-like substance worth crores of rupees in his possession, he said.
The person was identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Bhat, son of Mohammad Afzal Bhat, resident of Sahoora Uri, he said.
Bhat was arrested and taken to a police station where he remains in custody, he said.
A case has been registered and investigation set in motion, the spokesperson said, adding that the community members have been 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. “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”, the spokesperson added.