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Man arrested with 4 kg poppy straw

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Srinagar, Aug 1: A man was arrested today and about four kg of poppy straw was seized from him in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

During routine checking of vehicles, a truck bearing Jammu registration was intercepted at Alipora, Chadoora in central Kashmir district, a police spokesperson said.

The driver -- identified as Balvinder Singh -- a resident of Hoshiarpur, Punjab was arrested and the vehicle seized, he said.

The spokesperson said a case under Section 08/15 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has been registered and an investigation is underway.

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