An alleged drug peddler was arrested along with 1.3 kg of Charas worth lakhs of rupees in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday.

Mohd Alyas, a resident of village Ari, was intercepted and subjected to frisking by a police party during patrolling in Mendhar Monday evening, a police official said.

Alyas was moving suspiciously, and his search led to the recovery of a huge quantity of contraband substances, the official said, adding he was booked under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.