Truck driver nabbed with 40 kg poppy straw in Kathua

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Jammu, Dec 7: Police have arrested a truck driver with contraband of poppy straw at Lakhanpur in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Acting on a tip-off, police team, during checking duty at Lakhanpur, intercepted one truck (PB29R-7089) coming from Kashmir towards Punjab and recovered 40 kg poppy straw concealed in five boxes,” police here said on Friday.
The driver, identified as Avtar Singh of Village Galib Kalan, Jagraon, Ludhiana, Punjab, was arrested on the spot while a case under relevant sections was registered and investigations started.