Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday arrested five persons during a checkpoint following action against those involved in drug peddling in Srinagar.

A police spokesman in a statement issued said that, five persons arrested for the drug offences have been taken to Police Station Nowhatta where they remain in custody.

“Officers on the checkpoint have seized 28 grams of brown sugar (heroin) from their possession,” spokesman said.

“Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law,” said the spokesman.

A Case FIR No 14/2019 under relevant sections has been registered in PS Nowhatta,” he added.

“Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep your society free from the scourge of drug menace,” a police spokesman said.