Awantipora, August 22: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested one drug peddler in South Kashmir’s Awantipora area and recovered illegal drugs from his procession.

In a statement issued to Kashmir Despatch Police said continuing its drive against drug peddlers, Awantipora Police arrested one drug peddler near Reshipora Bund of Awantipora area yesterday late evening.

The arrested drug peddler has been identified as Azad Ahmad Parray resident of Katipora Chersoo and was arrested while he was travelling on motorcycle PB08CN-3596.

500 grams of contraband substances suspected to be charas(Powder)and cash amount Rs 15,500 ( Fifteen thousand five hundred only) was recovered from his possession.The motorcycle used for the commission of the offence has also been seized.

A case FIR Number 112/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Awantipora the statement reads.