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J&K: 3 ex-militants among 4 held for drug peddling

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 22:57

Srinagar: Four persons, including three
former militants, involved in drug trade were on Tuesday arrested
and 1,200 Recodex bottles were recovered from their possession
in Jammu and Kashmir`s Baramulla district, police said.
Acting on a tip-off, police intercepted a vehicle carrying
the four accused at Mirgund area in Pattan town. During the
search of the vehicle, 1,200 Recodex bottles were recovered,
they said.

The accused were ferrying the medicine, used as drugs by
youths in the state, from Srinagar to Sopore, police said.

"During questioning, the accused said they were involved
in drug peddling and was ferrying the illegally procured
Recodex from Srinagar to Pattan and Sopore areas," a police
official said.
The four have been identified as Muzaffar Ahmad Bhat,
Irfan Ahmad Gazi, Azad Ahmad Wani and Arif Ahmad Sheikh.

Bhat, Gazi and Wani had been earlier arrested for their
involvement in militancy. They were later released after
completion of jail term, police said.


First Published: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 22:57

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