Two drug peddlers arrested with poppy straw, heroin in Samba

Jammu, Dec 24: Police nabbed two drug peddlers with contraband of poppy straw and heroin in two separate incidents in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.
Police arrested one narcotic smuggler with contraband of 180-Kg of Poppy Straw in Ghagwal area of Samba.
On tip off information regarding transportation of contraband item towards Punjab, a special Naka was laid at Tapyal by Police team on Jammu-Pathankot national highway and an oiil tanker coming from Kashmir towards Punjab was intercepted.
During checking 180 Kg of Poppy Straw was recovered from the vehicle which was concealed inside one of the oil chambers of the tanker in polythene bags.
The accused driver was identified as Karan Singh of Deoli,Unna, Himachal Pradesh and he was arrested on the spot.
Meanwhile in another incident, police during patrolling in Sarore Adda area near Sukhyani Talab at Bari Brahmana intercepted a person who was moving under suspicious circumstances.
During frisking, five grams of heroin was recovered from the possession of person namely Gulzar Ahmed alias Gaggu of Gujjar Basti, Sarore.
Meanwhile cases under NDPS Act were registered and investigations started.