Punjab truck driver held with 55 kg poppy in J&K’s Udhampur

Seizure made during routine checking at Jakhani in Udhampur

Jammu, January 6

Police on Wednesday arrested a truck driver from Punjab and seized 55 kg of poppy from his possession in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district, officials said.

During routine checking, a police team stopped a truck at Jakhani in Udhampur on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. The search led to a seizure of 55 kg of poppy, the officials said, adding driver of the vehicle Jasbir Singh alias Kala of Punjab was arrested for transporting the contraband.    

A case was registered at Udhampur police station in this regard and further investigation is underway, they said. PTI

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