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Drug peddler held with 5.5 kg poppy straw in Samba

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Jammu: An alleged drug peddler was arrested along with 5.5 kg of poppy straw in Samba district on Saturday, police said.

The recovery was made when a Punjab-bound vehicle which was coming from Kashmir was stopped for checking near Nud village on Jammu-Pathankot highway, a police spokesperson said.

When it searched the vehicle, police found poppy straw packed in eight polythene bags and concealed in a fabricated cavity, the spokesperson said.

Police arrested Jaga Singh of Amritsar, who was driving the vehicle, and booked him under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, the official added.

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