Police arrest drug peddlers with poppy straw in Banihal

Jammu, Apr 7: Police on Sunday arrested inter-state drug peddlers with contraband of poppy straw in Banihal area of Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir.
“A major success was achieved this afternoon by arresting three interstate drug peddlers and recovering 100 kilograms of poppy straw (bhukki) from their possession,” police spokesman here said.
He said that on a specific information, a special naka was laid at T Chowk Banihal and checking and frisking was intensified.
During the process of checking one truck coming from valley side was signalled to stop and was put to thorough checking and one bag filled with 20 kg poppy straw was recoverd from the vehicle.
The driver of the truck identified as Mohd Iqbal, resident of Drusoo, Baramulla was arrested.
In another case two persons carrying two gunny bags were put to search and 80 kg of bukki was recoverd from the.
Both identified as Gurmail Singh alias Sonu of Mundi, Tehsil Sultanpur Distt Kapoorthala Punjab and Sukhdev Singh of Raikot Tehsil Aitiana distt Ludhiana were arrested.
Pertinent to mention here that in last one week, Banihal Police has arrested eleven drug peddlers and huge quantity of Charas, Poppy Straw and some quantity of heroine (chitta) has been recovered.