Jammu and Kashmir police arrested a drug peddler and recovered heroin like substance in apple township of Sopore in this north Kashmir, a police spokesman said on Monday.
He said a naka was established by Bombai police at Zindri crossing in Sopore.
During the checking one pedestrian roaming in suspicious circumstances was intercepted .
However, when police party approached him he tried to flee from the spot but was overpowered, he said. Later, during his personal search 500 grams of heroin like substance was recovered from his possession.
The drug peddler was identified as Abdul Ahad War, a local resident, he said adding a case FIR number 54/2021 under section 8/21 NDPS Act stand registered at Police station Bomai and further investigation taken up.