2 held with over 90 kg poppy straw in J&K's Rajouri

Agencies. Updated: 7/29/2020 11:39:40 AM Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, Jul 29: Two suspected smugglers were arrested allegedly with over 90 kg poppy straw drug in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, officials said.

According to Rajouri SSP Chandan Kohli, a police team intercepted the vehicle of the two suspects at Model Police checkpoint in Thalka on Nowshera-Rajouri road.

The vehicle was checked and nothing was found initially but the two suspects behaved suspiciously, the senior superintendent of police said.

Later, a consignment of 92 kg poppy straw packed in 53 polythene bags and over one kg charas were recovered from a hidden box in the vehicle, he said.

A case has been registered against the suspects, identified as Mumtaz Ali and Mohammad Mukhtar, in Nowshera police station and an investigation is underway, Kohli added.

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