Two drug peddlers arrested, 4.5 kg poppy straw seized in Jammu

Jammu, Jun 28 (PTI) Two alleged drug peddlers were arrested on Sunday after 4.5 kg of poppy straw was seized from their possession here, police said.

A police party intercepted a truck near Nagrota on Jammu-Srinagar national highway and recovered the contraband substance from a special cabin created near the diesel tank of the vehicle, a police spokesman said.

He said driver Baljit Singh and his helper Khem Raj, both residents of Kathua district, were arrested and a case under provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act was registered against them.

Meanwhile, another suspected drug peddler Kartar Singh of Katra was arrested along with a large quantity of banned drugs including 570 capsules of tramadol and 2,080 tablets of etizolam during checking of his two-wheeler at Ambika Chowk in Reasi district.

He was also booked under the NDPS Act and further investigation is on, the spokesman said. PTI TAS HDA