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Six drug peddlers arrested, 1 detained under PSA in Poonch

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Jammu : Six suspected narcotic smugglers were arrested and a notorious drug peddler was detained in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, police said Saturday.

Tariq Ahmad alias “Madam”, a resident of Lassana village of Surankot, was detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA) in Poonch district on Friday and sent to district jail in Rajouri, a police official said.

“Ahmad is a notorious drug peddler and was also involved in fake currency racket,” the official said.

He said two drug peddlers — Nazir Ahmad of Udhampur and Nawaz Sharief of Jammu — were arrested along with 45 intoxicant injections from Sidhra locality of Jammu Saturday.

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