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2 drug-peddlers held, 2.5 kg of poppy straw seized: Police

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Two alleged drug peddlers were today arrested from north Kashmir's Baramulla district, the police said.

During a routine checking at Wanigam in Baramulla, a police party intercepted a truck and seized 2.5 kgs of poppy straw from it, said a police spokesman.

The driver of the vehicle, Umer Ali Dar, and another person, Ishfaq Ahmad Kaboo -- both residents of the Sheer Colony in Sopore -- were arrested.

A case was registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, said the spokesman.

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First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 20:08 IST