240 kg poppy seized from Punjab-bound trucks in Jammu


Jammu: Police seized 240 kilogram of poppy from two Punjab-bound trucks on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway here Tuesday night, officials said.

The drivers of these trucks were arrested following the seizure, they said.

A police team on routine checking intercepted two trucks coming from Kashmir at the Jhajjar Kotli area, the officials said.

During their checking, the team found two bags carrying poppy and concealed in special containers in the trucks, they said.

In this connection, two FIRs were registered at Police Station Jhajjar Kotli and further investigation is in progress, the officials said.

The drivers, identified as Pappu Massih and Virender Singh of Bilaspur in Uttar Pradesh, were arrested and trucks seized, they said.