Over 19 Kg poppy straw seized, smuggler arrested

Excelsior Correspondent

UDHAMPUR, Aug 8: Continuing its offensive against narcotic smugglers, Udhampur Police recovered 19.5 kg of poppy straw from a narcotic smuggler near Battal Morh, Majalta, here today.
Based on reliable information regarding smuggling of Poppy straw,  a police party of PS Majalta led by SHO  Urfaan Parvez,  under the supervision of SDPO Ramnagar Jagdev Singh Slathia,  laid a naka at Battal Morh, Majalta,  Udhampur and intercepted  the smuggler namely Sandeep Singh,  son of Dewan Singh resident of  Ashahoor, Tehsil Phillaur, district Jalandhar.
During the  search, 19.500 kg of Poppy straw was recovered from his possession. Police  arrested him on the spot and seized the Poppy straw.
In this connection, a case FIR number  67/2018, under section  8/15 NDPS Act has been  registered at PS  Majalta and further investigation of the case has been  taken up.