Drug peddler arrested in Jammu, over 72 kg poppy seized

A suspected drug peddler was arrested here after 72.5 kg poppy was found in his vehicle during a routine checking, police said Thursday.

The vehicle was intercepted at TCP Nagrota here on Wednesday night, they said.

The driver, identified as Farooq Ahmed, a resident of Anantnag district, was arrested after the poppy was found in the vehicle, officials said.

A case has been registered and an investigation is underway, they said.