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347 kg poppy straw seized in Siliguri, 1 arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Siliguri (WB) 

Around 347 kilogrammes of straw stuffed inside gunny were seized from a tractor in Siliguri, a of the Narcotics Control Bureau said today.

Late last night, a joint team of NCB zonal unit and Sashastra officers intercepted a tractor near Ghosh Pukur toll plaza of NH-34, Panitanki at in Darjeeling district, he said.

The tractor was loaded with gunny containing straw, which has a market value of Rs 20 lakh, he said.

The of the vehicle was arrested, he said.

Initial investigation revealed that the driver, who hailed from Bihar's Kishanganj, was taking the drugs to from Malda, the said.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 21:20 IST