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Man held with 100 kg poppy

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Jammu: A man was arrested in Ramban district today and 100 kg poppy recovered from his possession, police said.

During checking of vehicles on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, a police team intercepted a pickup truck at Banihal area and found the poppy in it, they said.

Gurvinder Singh, who was driving the vehicle, was arrested and the consignment seized, the police said.

During preliminary questioning, Singh admitted that he was illegally transporting the poppy from Kashmir to Punjab, they said.

A case was registered at the Banihal police station and an investigation taken up, they added.

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