19 kg poppy straw sized in Samba

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Jammu: Four persons were arrested with 19 kg poppy straw at the Nud checkpoint in Samba district, Police said Wednesday.

A statement of J&K Police issued here said that the arrested persons had been identified as Kulwant of Kot Putoi Hoshiarpur, Rahul of Sarhala Kala, Hoshiarpur, Mandeep Kumar of Pholadiwal, Jalandhar, and Roopa, of Sarhala Kala Hoshiarpur, Punjab.

Police said that a tractor was intercepted for checking at the Nud checkpoint and during checking it recovered 19 kg poppy straw concealed in two cooking gas cylinders loaded on the tractor.

Police arrested the four persons and seized the tractor.

It said that the tractor driver and three others had committed an offence under Sections 8, 15, and 25 of the NDPS Act.

Police said that a case FIR No 260 of 2022 has been registered at Police Station Samba.

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