Police arrest three persons with 44 kgs of poppy straw in Poonch

Jammu, Jul 24: Three alleged drug peddlers were arrested in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district and 44 kilograms of poppy straw was seized from their possession, the police said Tuesday.
Monday evening, a private car was stopped for checking at Pushana village along the Mughal Road and a search of the vehicle led to the recovery of 44 kgs of poppy straw, a police officer said.
The arrested accused were transporting it from the Valley to their residence in Punjab, he added.
The trio have been booked under relevant sections of the law, he said.
Poppy straw is the source of opium, which is used as an analgesic and narcotic medicinal and recreational drug.