Police arrests truck driver arrested with 275-kg poppy straw

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Jammu: Jammu Police on Monday arrested truck driver alongwith contraband of poppy straw in Jhajjar Kotli here on city outskirts.
Police spokesman here said that a team from Jhajjar Kotli Police Station raised a naka at Suketar and signalled a truck (PB07X-1790) to stop for checking.
On seeing police, the truck driver tried to escape, but the cops thwarted his design and intercepted the truck, he said and added that during comprehensive checking, police recovered 275 kilograms poppy straw (bhukki) from the vehicle which was concealed in special cavities formed in the truck.
The driver identified as Kuldeep Singh of Bhagoran, District Nawashehar Punjab was arrested.
Meanwhile a case under NDPS Act was registered and investigation started.