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Truck driver held with 85 kg poppy in J-K’s Udhampur

Jammu, Jan 3: A truck driver was arrested with 85 kg of poppy in his possession on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Udhampur district on Friday, police said.

Udhampur Senior Superintendent of Police Rajiv Pandey said a police party had placed a checkpoint on the highway at Jakhani for frequent checking of vehicles.

During one such checking, the police party intercepted a truck and recovered 85 kg of the contraband from the vehicle during the search, he said.

The accused Showkat Ali was arrested on the spot and a case was registered at Udhampur police station, the SSP said adding that further investigation is on.


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