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900 kg poppy straw seized in Kathua

Press Trust of India  |  Kathua 

In a major seizure, police Sunday recovered 900 kg of poppy straw from a truck in district of and Kashmir.

The truck, coming from Jammu, was on and on noticing police patrolling party, its abandoned the vehicle on a link road and fled away, of Police, Kathua, told reporters here.

"The police party got suspicious and chased the vehicle which was abandoned by its The search of the truck led to the recovery of nine quintals of poppy straw packed in 37 bags," the said.

The SSP said the truck was seized and a case under Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act was registered in this connection.

A hunt is on to nab the absconding driver, Patil said.

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First Published: Sun, March 10 2019. 23:20 IST