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2 men arrested with 12 quintal poppy straw: police

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Two men with 12 quintals of worth Rs 10 crore in the street market have been arrested from near flyover, police said today.

The accused have been identified as Bhim Giri (43), and Rajvinder Singh (20), both residents of Patiala in

The was brought from the naxalite-affected areas of and was to be supplied to Punjab, Pramod Singh Kushwah, of police (special cell), said.

On the basis of a tip-off, a trap was laid near the flyover where Giri and Singh were arrested with 60 white plastic bags containing poppy straw, the said.

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First Published: Sat, July 07 2018. 23:30 IST