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Three arrested with more than 16 kg of poppy, cannabis in Jammu and Kashmir

The poppy and cannabis were recovered from them in Udhampur and Kishtwar districts.

india Updated: Oct 30, 2017 10:08 IST
Press Trust of India, Jammu
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The poppy was seized on Sunday evening after a police team laid a checkpost on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway following a tip-off about the contraband being carried in a vehicle.(PTI file)

Three people were arrested and more than 16 kg of poppy and cannabis were recovered from them in Udhampur and Kishtwar districts of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Monday.

The poppy was seized on Sunday evening after a police team from the Udhampur police station laid a checkpost on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway following a tip-off about the contraband being carried in a vehicle, a police officer said.

The police partyintercepted a car, and during the search 16 kg of poppy was recovered from two people travellingin the vehicle, he said.

Rakesh Kumar and Riaz Bhatti were arrested on the spot and vehicle seized, he added.

In another seizure, the police conductedspecial checks at a bus stand in Kishtwar on Sunday where they detained one person after 200 grams of cannabis was recovered, he said.

Investigation in the two cases are on.