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Jammu: Two alleged drug peddlers were arrested on Sunday after 4.5 kg of poppy straw was seized from their possession here, police said.

A police party intercepted a truck near Nagrota on Jammu-Srinagar national highway and recovered the contraband substance from a special cabin created near the diesel tank of the vehicle, a police spokesman said.

He said driver Baljit Singh and his helper Khem Raj, both residents of Kathua district, were arrested and a case under provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act was registered against them.

Meanwhile, another suspected drug peddler Kartar Singh of Katra was arrested along with a large quantity of banned drugs including 570 capsules of tramadol and 2,080 tablets of etizolam during checking of his two-wheeler at Ambika Chowk in Reasi district.

He was also booked under the NDPS Act and further investigation is on, the spokesman said.

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