The Counter Intelligence (CI) wing of the Punjab Police has arrested three people and seized 280-kg poppy husk from them.
Assistant inspector general of police, CI, Ajay Maluja, said that the arrested accused have been identified as Charan Singh and Jaspreet Singh, both residents of Kapurthala and Davinder Singh from Muktsar.
"The accused had created a special cavity in the tool box of the truck (PB 06 D 9512) and placed the banned substance in it, which they had purchased from Rajasthan. All were nabbed near Malout in Muktsar district," he said.
A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against all the accused.