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Trucker held with 350 kg poppy straw in Ramban

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Banihal, Feb 29: A Punjab resident was arrested on Saturday after 350 kilograms of poppy straw was recovered from his truck in Ramban district, police said.

The Punjab-bound truck was intercepted at T-Chowk in Banihal on Jammu-Srinagar national highway, leading to recovery of the huge quantity of contraband, a police official said.

The driver, identified as Baljeet Kumar of Nowshera village in Punjab, was booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, he added.

Meanwhile, two men — Masheer-ul-Haq of Ramsoo and Anayat Javid from Pulwama — were held with contraband in Banihal area, the official said.

He said Haq was carrying 100 grams of ‘charas’ (cannabis) and a large quantity of banned Diazepam and Tramadol injections were recovered from Javid.

The two were also booked under the NDPS Act, the official said.

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