Two held for trying to smuggle polythene bags in J-K's Samba

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Jammu, May 16 (PTI) Two Punjab residents were taken into custody on Sunday for trying to smuggle 16 quintals of banned polythene bags in a mini-load carrier in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

The Jammu-bound vehicle loaded with potatoes was stopped and searched by a police party at Tapyal near Ghagwal on Jammu-Pathankot highway, resulting in the seizure of 64 sacks of polythene bags which were being transported illegally, a police official said.

Driver Baljinder Paul and owner Jasvinder Singh, both residents of Punjab, were detained and the pollution control department, Samba, was informed for further action, he said. PTI TAS AQS AQS

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