Poppy straw seized, smuggler arrested

Aman Malik

Anantnag, Sep 17: Continuing its offensive against narcotic smugglers, Anantnag Police recovered 52 kg of poppy straw from a narcotic smuggler near hospital crossing Saller, here Monday.
Based on reliable information regarding smuggling of Poppy straw, a police party of P/S Srigufwara led by SHO Srigufwara, under the supervision of (SDPO) Bijbehara laid a naka at hospital crossing Saller, Bijbehara Anantnag and intercepted the smuggler namely Bashir Ahmad Wani S/o Abdul Aziz resident of Saller, Bijbehara Anantnag.
During the search, 52 kg of Poppy straw was recovered from his possession. Police arrested him on the spot and seized the Poppy straw.
In this connection, a case FIR 65/2018, u/s 8/15 NDPS Act has been registered at P/S Srigufwara and further investigation of the case has been taken up.