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