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2 drug smugglers arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Two alleged interstate smugglers, hailing from Punjab, were arrested after 50-kg were recovered from a truck in and Kashmir's district on Monday, police said.

An apple-laden truck coming from was subjected to checking at Teethaar in Banihal area along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, during which the was found concealed in five boxes, a police said.

The driver, Varinder Singh, and his associate, Gurpal Singh, were arrested and booked under the Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. During questioning, the revealed that he had bought the consignment from Sangam area of and it was meant to be sold in Punjab, the said.

The police had foiled several attempts of narcotic-smuggling from the Valley in the past week, resulting in seizure of over 900 kilograms of

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 17:05 IST