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180 kg poppy straw seized from oil tanker, driver held

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Jammu, Dec 24: Police on Monday seized 180 kilograms of poppy husk from an oil tanker in Samba district of the state.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team intercepted the tanker at Tapyal village on Jammu-Pathankot highway and during its search found poppy straw concealed in one of its empty chambers, a police officer said.

The poppy straw was being smuggled to Punjab from Kashmir, he said.

The driver of the tanker, Karan Singh, a resident of Himachal Pardesh, was arrested and booked under the Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, the officer said.

In a separate incident, police arrested a man, identified as Gulzar Ahmed alias Gaggu of Bari Brahmana from the Sarore area, after seizing 5 grams of heroin from his possession, he said.

He too was booked under the NDPS Act, the officer said.

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