101 kg of poppy straw seized from truck in Ramban, 2 held


Banihal/Jammu: Two persons were arrested with 101 kg of poppy straw in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district on Monday, police said.


The driver has been identified as Gulzar Mohammad, a resident of Punjab’s Bathinda district, while the helper, Noor Mohammad, is a native of Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba district, they said.

A truck coming from Srinagar was intercepted at Nashri along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. A search of the vehicle led to the recovery of 101 kg of poppy straw, a police spokesperson said.

During the preliminary inquiry, the truck driver and his helper confessed to illegally transporting the contraband substance to Punjab, he said.

The two have been booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, he said. (PTI)