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4 held with heroin in Rajouri, Kathua

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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.

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