4 held with heroin in Rajouri, Kathua
Jammu, Sep 06: Four suspected drug peddlers were arrested in Kathua and Rajouri districts on Thursday, police said.
Acting on a tip-off, three persons were intercepted in Raj Bagh area of Kathua district and 14 grams of heroin was recovered, a police said.
Another man, Dushyant Singh, was arrested at Tarpai bridge on the Rajouri-Thanamandi road after 15 grams of heroin was allegedly recovered from him during a search, they said.
Cases have been registered in both the incidents, they added.
Meanwhile police arrested two truckers and seized a total of 42 kgs of poppy from them, foiling two separate bids to smuggle the narcotics to Punjab from the state.
The arrests were made from Kathua and Ramban districts, a police official said.
The first truck was intercepted at Banihal in Ramban district with 25 kgs of poppy, following which its driver Gurvinder Singh was arrested and a case was registered under the NDPS Act against him, the official said.
In another incident, a police party intercepted a truck on its way from Kashmir to Punjab and recovered 17 kgs of poppy from it, he said.
The driver of the second truck too was arrested and a case was registered against him, he said.