Drug peddler held with heroin and cash


An alleged drug peddler was arrested along with 10 grams of heroin and Rs 2.25 lakh in the district, police said today.

The peddler was arrested after a brief chase yesterday in the posh Gandhi Nagar locality, a police spokesman said.

According to the spokesman, yesterday when a police team was busy searching vehicles, as part of the state’s ongoing drive against drugs, a pedestrian on seeing them tried to escape from the spot.

However, he was soon chased down by the police and the search of his belongings led to the recovery of drugs and money, the spokesman added.

An FIR under relevant sections of law has been registered against the accused, the spokesman said, adding that the police is investigating the matter for further details.